by Carl Miller 

Carl Miller has been a member of BOOK Music & Lyrics since its inception. His adaptation of Emil and the Detectives played the NT's Oliver Theatre in 2014.


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.


When his money is stolen on the train by a mysterious stranger, Emil thinks he’s lost everything. But as he starts tracking down the thief, he soon discovers that he’s not alone in the big city after all.


For this classic tale of a boy learning to rely on himself – and on his new friends – the Olivier stage transforms into 1920s Berlin: a place full of surprises and danger, where everything moves at the speed of your imagination.


★★★★ 'A terrific show' - Time Out

★★★★ - Financial Times

'A brilliant adaptation by Carl Miller' - Huffington Post

'A charming - if not especially festive – miracle' - Exeunt

Supported by Mercury Musical Developments


Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation


Supported by the Noel Coward Foundation


supported by the Binks Trust


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Registered Charity Number ​1149333

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