Emil and the Detectives | Slingsby Theatre Company | Adelaide | 19 Jul – 5 Aug 2017


Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city. Something valuable is stolen. But the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom, Emil and the Detectives is based on Erich Kästner’s 1929 novella which is more than a ‘good romp’, it broke ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. Streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother and Emil’s past brush with the law add grit and nuance to this satisfying tale.

How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters?

In Slingsby’s signature intimate theatrical style, Emil and The Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. Dark and light, intrigue and delight for audiences aged eight and upwards.

Public Performance times:
Wednesday 19 July 2017 | 11am & 2pm
Thursday 20 July 2017 | 11am & 2pm
Friday 21 July 2017 | 11am & 2pm
Saturday 22 July 2017 | 3pm & 7pm
Sunday 23 July 2017 | 2pm & 5pm
Saturday 29 July 2017 | 3pm & 7pm
Saturday 5 August  2017| 3pm & 7pm

School Performances | Wednesday 26 July to Saturday 5 August 2017 | see Slingsby Theatre Company website for more details

Ticket Prices:
Adults $35 | Child (2-17yrs) $16.50 | Concession $29 | Family (2+2 or 1+3) $85 | Adult Groups (6+) $29 each


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Slingsby Theatre Company website or Facebook page

What: Emily and the Detectives | Slingsby Theatre Company

When:  Public Performances | Wednesday 19 July to Sunday 23 July 2017 | see above times

Where: The Myer Centre | Myer Centre, Level 5, The Atrium (the old DazzleLand floor) | 14 – 38 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Who:  Ages 8+ and up


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