50% off tickets to 'Emil and the Detectives' at the Olivier, National Theatre rated ★★★★ by Time Out

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Offer highlights:

  • See Erich Kästner's classic tale of a young boy named Emil who leaves his small town to go on an adventure that will change his life at the Olivier, National Theatre.
  • Having received more stars than you can shake the Hubble telescope at, this production has been called ‘exhilarating’ in Financial Times's and ‘ambitious and entertaining’ in The Times's four-star reviews.
  • It's the perfect show for all the family and with 50% off tickets, there's no excuse not to go!

More detials:

Erich Kästner's 84-year-old story comes to life at the Olivier, National Theatre for a whirlwind production that steals the audience's hearts and attention in this children' driven play.

Watch as Emil says goodbye to his mother as he sets off on a life-changing experience only to have his money stolen from him on the train to the city. Lost and downtrodden, Emil soon realises that he's not alone and all is not lost as he and his new friends learn to look after themselves in 1920's Berlin.

From Time Out's four-star review:

Erich Kästner’s ‘Emil and the Detectives’ is one of the all-time great adventure stories and an inspired choice for the National Theatre’s big seasonal show...

...The kids and their mean streets are the twin triumphs of Bijan Sheibani’s ambitious, whirling show. Designer Bunny Christie fills the huge Olivier stage with thrilling projections of ’20s Berlin: towering wonky oblongs and circles advance towards you like a child’s nightmare of skyscrapers and modernity, all speeded up for added danger...

...this is a terrific show that authentically reimagines one of the few really great stories written about and for children, and is guaranteed to give them chills, thrills and a lot of pleasure.

Need to know:

  • This voucher is valid for one ticket to 'Emil and the Detectives' at the Olivier, National Theatre from February 7 - March 7 2014.
  • Please select your preferred option at check out. Please note that your ticket is only valid of the stated performance.
  • Please note that top price tickets are £24 (were £48) from February 7 - 24 and £25 (were £50) from February 25 - March 7. Second price tickets are £19 (were £38) from February 7 - 24 and £19.50 (were £39) from February 25 - March 7
  • Customers purchasing multiple vouchers in the same transaction and under the same name will be sat together.
  • Tickets are allocated by the theatre box office and not Time Out.
  • This voucher cannot be cancelled, exchanged, refunded or used in conjunction with any other offer.
  • Voucher valid for selected date only.


National Theatre, Olivier
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX