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Emil and the Detectives


Lennox Theatre


28 November - 29 November 2019

Event Type

Live Event

Riverside presents Slingsby’s
By Erich Kästner, adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Enter the world of adventure with the classic detective novel live on stage.

Never underestimate the determination of a child. Young Emil catches a train to visit family in the big city but something valuable is stolen. When a group of resourceful children rally together, the thief soon discovers Emil was not such an easy target.

Told in an intimate theatrical style by two skilled actors immersed in smoke and mirrors, miniature worlds and a cinematic score, Emil and the Detectives is sure to intrigue and delight audiences ages 8+ and their families.

★★★★★ “A remarkable show…for anyone who enjoys a good old-fashioned story, told with warmth, heart and sheer inventive skill.” – The Skinny, Edinburgh

Suitable for ages 8+ and their families

Winner – Helpmann Award – 2018

Dates & Times

Schools Performances
Thursday 28 November at 10am & 12:45pm
Friday 29 November at 10:45am

General Public Performances
Friday 29 November at 6:15pm

Photo by Andy Ellis

Artistic Director
Andy Packer

Quincy Grant

Set Designer
Wendy Todd

Costume Designer
Ailsa Paterson

Technical Designer
Chris Petridis

General Manager/Producer
Stacey Baldwin



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Emil and the Detectives

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85 minutes (No interval including pre-show experience and Q&A for daytime performances)

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