Heart-warming production at The National

Last week, BAC and A Level Drama students were fortunate enough to visit the National Theatre and see Carl Miller’s production of Emil and the Detectives. The play tells the story of young Emil, who bids farewell to his mother and takes the train to stay with his cousin and grandmother in Berlin. While on the train, the money that Emil’s mother gave to him in strict confidence gets stolen by the mysterious conman Mr. Snow. From there on, Emil thinks he’s lost everything, until he begins his quest of tracking down the infamous thief with the help of Gustav, also known as ‘Toots,’ and the other eager children of the big city. It was a heart-warming production that encouraged the audience to get up on their feet at the end and chant for the young adventurer, and altogether an incredibly enjoyable evening.

By Christi Van Clarke, 6.1


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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