Emil and the Detectives
adapted from the novel by Erich Kästner.
A great big come and sit down story
The show takes the audience from small town Germany, via steam train, to the bright lights and murky underbelly of 1930’s Berlin. A gangster drugs and robs Emil of money, meant as a gift for his grandmother. With the help of a gang of city boys, the chase to recover Emil’s cash begins.
Emil and the Detectives is a favourite of many top-flight authors including:
Michael Morpurgo (War Horse)
Philip Pullman (His Dark materials)
Michael Rosen (We’re Going On A Bear Hunt)
Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are)
Emil and the Detectives is top of their personal lists of books every child should read, calling it a masterpiece of children’s literature.
- Emil is a fast-paced, high-energy, plot-driven thriller
- Set in pre-war Berlin
- Bright lights and murky alleyways
- Jazz clubs
- Low-life gangsters
- A bunch of children as detectives
- For families and children 8+
The best adventure story ever.
TOURING Autumn 2013