Kids Season Theatre
Slingsby presents

Emil and the Detectives

POSTPONED

Wednesday 11 August to Thursday 12 August 2021 | 10:30am & 1pm

*** Due to the national border closures in response to the current COVID 19 situation and restrictions outlined by NSW Health, this performance will not go ahead as scheduled. We are currently working with the production team to reschedule this show. Please check back here and keep an eye on our social media channels for more information. ***


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 rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

“From Nicki Bloom’s script I love the provocation “What makes a town a town? What makes it home?” This is such a simple but powerful question for us to consider in a world that seems to want to divide and separate us. This line also speaks to the collective experience that I want our theatre to provide. To remind us that we’re in this together. We just need more opportunities to recognise the potential in people around us.”
Andy Packer, Artistic Director, Slingsby

Don't miss this immersive, magical adventure of a stage performance when it visits the Shoalhaven. Starting with a hands on experience from the time your ticket is taken at the door, you have the chance to add something of your very own to the show.

“...if you know what’s good for you, get along... It made my soul happy.”  Sophie, Audience Member - Twitter

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Running Time

Approx. 55 mins

Recommended For

8+

Preview
Ticket Price

$25.00 - $27.00

Emil and the Detectives promo image by Andy Ellis
Emil and the Detectives. Image by Andy Rasheed - eyefood
Emil and the Detectives 2. Image by Andy Rasheed - eyefood

“Slingsby's productions always have a sense of wonder and magic, and Emil and the Detectives delights, intrigues and astonishes its audience... an outstanding piece of children’s theatre which makes it an outstanding piece of theatre and an experience to be savoured by all.”

InDaily – Greg Elliott (2017)

*** Due to the national border closures in response to the current COVID 19 situation and restrictions outlined by NSW Health, this performance will not go ahead as scheduled. We are currently working with the production team to reschedule this show. Please check back here and keep an eye on our social media channels for more information. ***


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 rallies around. Can a bunch of kids work together to uncover and outsmart the true criminal?

“From Nicki Bloom’s script I love the provocation “What makes a town a town? What makes it home?” This is such a simple but powerful question for us to consider in a world that seems to want to divide and separate us. This line also speaks to the collective experience that I want our theatre to provide. To remind us that we’re in this together. We just need more opportunities to recognise the potential in people around us.”
Andy Packer, Artistic Director, Slingsby

Don't miss this immersive, magical adventure of a stage performance when it visits the Shoalhaven. Starting with a hands on experience from the time your ticket is taken at the door, you have the chance to add something of your very own to the show.

“...if you know what’s good for you, get along... It made my soul happy.”  Sophie, Audience Member - Twitter

Location

Auditorium

Running Time

Approx. 55 mins (incl interval)

Schedule of Shows
  • Wednesday 11 August | 10:30am & 1pm
  • Thursday 12 August | 10:30am
Prices
  • $27 all tickets
  • $100 Group of 4 (must include at least one adult)
Cast & Credits
  • Director: Andy Packer
  • Playwright: Nicki Bloom
  • Composer and 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

CAST:

  • DanielleCatanzariti
  • Tim Overton
Please Note

- Lighting effects, haze and smoke effects.

- Slingsby is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia, and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body

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Ticket Transaction Fees

  • Counter Sales: no transaction fee 
  • Online Bookings: $2.65 per transaction 
  • Telephone Bookings: $6.10 per transaction 
  • Postage (if required): $5.20 per order

Booking terms and conditions

Ticket Refunds, Exchanges and Right of Refusal

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre abides by the Live Performance Australia, Code of Practice for the Ticketing of Live Entertainment in Australia. Tickets for a future performance can usually be exchanged for another performance of that show, subject to availability and payment of any ticket price difference. Management has the right to refuse any ticket exchanges. Refunds are generally not available except under exceptional circumstances outlined in the Live Performance Australia Code of Practice for Ticketing. Click here for the Code.

⇒ Further Terms & Conditions for Refunds & Exchanges related to COVID-19 may apply, read them here.

Discounts

BABES IN ARMS
Babies are not generally admitted into shows other than those targeted at children 2-8 yrs. In this case, children under 2 and with an adult will be admitted for free in most cases accordingly. Babes in arms count toward the venue seating capacity under COVID-19 restrictions and must be declared when booking. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply. 

CHILDREN
We love kids here at Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre! When available children aged from 2-18 years can access kids’ discounts. Please check show page for special conditions that may apply.

STUDENTS
If you’re currently studying full time and older than 12 years you’re entitled to our student discount rate. Just remember, the Box Office will ask for proof of full-time study. From time to time, we have other special deals for students so keep a look out for advertising or ask at the Box Office for more details. 

PENSIONER CONCESSION AND SENIORS’ CARD HOLDERS
Discounted prices are available for selected shows for Pensioner Concession Card holders and Seniors’ Card holders. 

CONCESSION DISCOUNTS FOR CHILDREN’S SHOWS
For children’s shows where there is a Student Group price, the concession price only applies to Pensioners and Seniors, a single student/child must pay the regular price. Proof of entitlement must be included when booking and may be requested prior to admission.

UNDER 30 TICKETS
Discounted prices are available for some performances. Refer to the event page on this website for pricing if offered. Tickets are not available online and can only be purchased in person with presentation of identification.

Rights of Entry

COVID-19 CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre is registered as a COVIDSafe venue and requires all patrons to adhere to the related conditions of entry outlined here.

GENERAL RIGHTS OF ENTRY

LATECOMERS
If you arrive late, and the show has already started, there is every chance, depending on the show, that you will be refused entry or you might not be able to go in until there is a break in the program, such as intermission. 

CAMERAS AND RECORDING EQUIPMENT
Due to copyright requirements and to ensure an enjoyable experience for all patrons, cameras and recording equipment are not permitted in the Studio and Auditorium. 

MOBILE PHONES
Out of consideration to the artists and fellow patrons, please switch mobile phones, audible paging devices and alarm watches off while in the Studio and Auditorium. 

STANDING IN SEATS
Anyone who has purchased a seat should be considerate of other people. Please don’t stand in your seat - the person behind you can’t see. If you continue to stand up after you have been asked to sit, you may be asked to leave the theatre by security. 

ZERO TOLERANCE
Be responsible and we can all have fun. Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre has a zero tolerance when it comes to the use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol. Anyone who we believe is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol will be asked to leave the Centre or be subject to police action.

SMOKING
Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre or within 10 metres of the building. 

DRESS CODE
Remember… be cool but be tidy. Anyone who visits the Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre dressed in bare feet, dirty clothes, inappropriate or offensive clothing will not be let in. We also can’t let you wear fashion hats, hoods, caps or headgear (excluding religious garments) into our theatres.