Emil and the Detectives by Erich KästnerIf Mrs Tischbein had known the amazing adventures her son Emil would have in Berlin, shed never have let him go.
Unfortunately, when his seven pounds goes missing on the train, Emil is determined to get it back - and when he teams up with the detectives he meets in Berlin, its just the start of a marvellous money-retrieving adventure . . .
A classic and influential story, Emil and the Detectives remains an enthralling read.
Emil and the Detectives
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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. Suitable for everyone aged 7 and over. The National has established a terrific tradition for producing shows targeting family audiences every Christmas but that aren't pantos, based on stories that are popular with children. It was in this slot that War Horse was born and has gone on to be a show suitable for all seasons and all audiences, the most commercially successful National production of all time , as was Coram Boy that Read more Emil and the Detectives tickets are not currently available. To get the latest news, reviews, interviews, new show alerts and ticket offers, sign up to our weekly newsletter. Skip to main content.
On Dvd & Streaming
The sixth movie version of Erich Kastner's classic children's novel of the other five, two versions were German, one each British, Japanese, and Brazilian gets the full Disney treatment here. Bryan Russell plays the hapless Emil, a young boy who is robbed while on a bus ride to visit his aunt. - When a suspicious man bribes Emil with chocolate in return for a bundle of cash, the young lad thinks of a plan to catch him. This early talkie take on the classic kids' book, made in Germany from a script by Billy Wilder and Emeric Pressburger, is both remarkably accomplished and true to the spirit of its source.