Monkey Baa presents Emil and the Detectives
- Tue Apr 11 - Sat Apr 15 2023
Emil and the Detectives is a story of Emil, a young boy who catches a train to visit family in the big city.
On the train, something valuable is stolen from him, but the thief soon realises that Emil is not an easy target. A group of quick-thinking and resourceful children rallies around Emil, and together they work to uncover and outsmart a true criminal.
In Slingsby’s signature style, Emil and the Detectives is told by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score. This is exceptional theatre.
The play is based on Kästner's 1929 novella and is more than just a 'good romp'. It broke new ground for the independent-children-versus-devious-adults story genre. The story features streetwise city kids, a hard-working single mother, and Emil's past brush with the law, adding grit and nuance to this tale.
How do we find our friends in the world? How do we work together to defeat tricksters?
Where: ARA Darling Quarter Theatre, Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour St, Sydney
When: 12 - 15 April 2023
Cost: Adult $36, Child $32. Family passes are available from $31 per person.
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