Posted: Friday 9 March 2018

Super sleuths take on dastardly criminals!

Pupils in F1 and F2 have performed their production of Emil & the DetectivesDrama unfolded at the High School of Dundee when a team of determined young super sleuths sought to bring a pair of dastardly criminals to justice!

This week, pupils in F1 and F2 brought their production of Eric Kästner's classic children-versus-adults tale, Emil and the Detectives, to the stage of Trinity Hall.

The show transported the audience to 1920s Berlin, to tell the story of a group of resourceful children tracking down and apprehending the evil Mr and Mrs Snow who have stolen young Emil's money, which he is taking to his grandmother.

Director of the show, Drama teacher Ellie Ashton, said, "The presence of streetwise city kids, and a hard-working single mother gives the story a relevancy for a modern day audience.

"It's a story that explores the numerous grey spaces between the normal black and white worlds that children's stories normally inhabit. It dares to ask the difficult questions; 'How do we find our friends in the world?', 'How can we work together to defeat evil?', and 'Can children ever win against adults?'"

Despite the original performance dates being postponed due to the snow at the end of February, the cast pulled together to present a heart-warming and energy filled three nights of fun. Ellie said, "They acted like real professionals in the face of adversity, and we are incredibly proud of their efforts."


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