Emily Brown and the Thing
Relive every child's biggest fear, being left alone to sleep at night. Delve into Emily's world, where “Things” need not be feared, and nights are an opportunity to explore the beauty and wonder of the world. This colorful musical themes around bedtime and sleep, a topic that parents and children across the world find challenging.
Why Watch Emily Brown and the Thing
Written by Cressida Cowell, of How to Train Your Dragon fame, and Neal Layton, Emily Brown is the perfect getaway for families with young children. The play makes its US premiere after incredibly successful runs across the world including sell-out runs at Dubai, Paris, Hong Kong and the Sydney Opera House. The production is created by Tall Stories, who never fail to adapt well-known children’s tales into exciting and imaginative plays. Although adults play the role of children, the nasal voice is expressive and very childlike and is something that can be enjoyed by both children and their families. Puppets are used in certain scenes, making it all the more delightful for kids. Running just under an hour, and with catchy music, and elements of humor, it is the perfect duration to keep the young ones entertained throughout. There is also a subtle message that is hidden in the story, that there is nothing to be afraid of at night, especially “Things” that might be wandering about after the lights are switched off.
Emily Brown is a young girl who finds it difficult to get to sleep one night. She can hear something sobbing outside the window. She wonders what it could be, and what might be troubling whoever or whatever was outside the window. After a while, Emily decides that enough is enough, and springs into action. She takes her reliable accomplice, Stanley the rabbit. They find the Thing, a creature that is unable to sleep. They decide to bring the Thing’s medicine, milk and cuddly toy but must travel through the Dark and Scary Wood and the Whirling Wastes beyond. Can Emily and Stanley help this new friend? Will this adventure prove to be something that is beyond their ability? Follow Emily and Stanley as they try to console the Thing and get him back to sleep.
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Know Before You Go
Recommended for ages 3 and up.
The New Victory Theatre has a seating capacity of 500.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
Your e-tickets can be exchanged for physical tickets with our uniformed Headout hosts outside the theater.
The New Victory Theater, 209 W 42nd St, New York