Family Magic 2022

Emil and the Detectives

Slingsby | Family Magic 2022

Emil and the Detectives

By Erich Kästner

Adapted for the stage by Nicki Bloom

Never underestimate the determination of a child!

Young Emil catches a train to visit 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 rally around.

Can this bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

Contains lighting effects, haze and smoke effects.


  • Starring Danielle Catanzariti & Tim Overton
  • Director Andy Packer
  • Playwright Nicki Bloom
  • Composer & Sound Design Quincy Grant
  • Designer Wendy Todd
  • Costume Designer Ailsa Paterson
  • Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham
  • Technical Design Chris Petridis
  • Animation Director Luku Trembath
  • Producer Stacey Baldwin
  • Image Andy Rasheed

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Ticket prices

  • Full Price $32
  • Group 6+ $25
  • Child $22


Studio 4


70 minutes, no interval.


Children 7+ and their adults


All e-tickets will be sent out 3 days prior to the performance.