Emil and the Detectives

by Erich Kästner
adapted by Carl Miller

★★★★
'Terrific. One of the all time great adventure stories.'
Time Out 

Emil and the Detectives

Growing up is the most exciting adventure of all

Join young Emil as he says goodbye to his mother, leaves his small town and sets off on a journey that will change his life.

When his money is stolen on the train by a mysterious stranger, Emil thinks he’s lost everything. But as he starts tracking down the thief, he soon discovers that he’s not alone in the big city after all.

For this classic tale of a boy learning to rely on himself – and on his new friends – the Olivier stage transforms into 1920s Berlin: a place full of surprises and danger, where everything moves at the speed of your imagination.

Don't miss the National Theatre’s new family show, the latest in the exciting tradition of War Horse and His Dark Materials, playing until 18 March. 

Suitable for everyone aged 7 and over.

Please note that there are video and flashing light effects in this production.

Buy tickets for Emil and the Detectives

During the run of Emil and the Detectives there will be plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Sneak behind the scenes on a family friendly backstage tour, explore the Bookshop and the great toys on offer and discover detective friendly menus in our restaurant and cafes.

£12 tickets for schools
Workshops, events and projects for schools. learning@nationaltheatre.org.uk

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