Watch out Australian productions, Emil and the Detective

After two successful in-house productions, a love story spread across multiple universes and a Shakespeare poem adapted for the stage, the NCPA Theatre Season now presents Australian production, Emil and the Detectives, a play for audiences of all ages.

Never underestimate the determination of a child! Young Emil catches a train to visit her 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?

Kastner’s 1929 novella 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 six and upwards.

A still from play Emil and the Detectives
A still from play Emil and the Detectives

Andy Packer is a director of theatre, music theatre and opera. He has also worked as the creative producer of multidisciplinary arts programs, and the producer of large-scale outdoor events and as a festival director. Andy is renowned for creating original live performance moments that are emotionally powerful and visually bold. His work across theatre for young audiences, opera, cabaret and symphonic concerts has pushed him to develop a distinctive theatrical form that is at once personal and epic.

Starring Elizabeth Hay and Tim Overton and written by Eric Kastner the show is scheduled as per following: Saturday, 19th January 2019 - 12.00 pm, 4.00 pm & 7.00 pm

Sunday, 20th January 2019 - 12.00 pm, 4.00 pm & 7.00 pm

Tickets:Rs. 850 & 675/- (Members)

Rs 944 & 750/- (Public)

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