Adapted from the best-selling book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, The 52-Storey Treehouse comes to life at Arts Centre Melbourne from 1 April, as the team behind the hit adaptations of The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse return with this crazy, imaginative and engaging play.
Their world-famous ever-expanding treehouse has 13 new storeys, and takes place on a very special day. It’s Andy’s birthday, but Terry has forgotten! To make matters worse Mr Big Nose has mysteriously disappeared and Jill has fallen into a deep sleep and they just can’t wake her up.
Andy and Terry set off on a crazy adventure tackling a world of startling obstacles including a hungry caterpillar, an angry vegetable kingdom and a 100 year ninja-snail epic voyage. Will they solve the mysteries and survive the dangers that test even their ingenuity?
The award-winning series of books created by much-loved duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has inspired children across Australia to let their imaginations run wild. The 52-Storey Treehouse was the best-selling book in Australia in 2014 and won ABIA Book of the Year 2015, ABIA Book of the Year for Younger Children 2015 and ABA Nielsen Bookdata Booksellers’ Choice Award 2015.
“I’m so thrilled – and amazed – to see the spirit of this ridiculous book so faithfully reproduced on stage. Five and a half (million) stars!’’ said Andy Griffiths.
Director: Liesel Badorrek Featuring: Alex Duncan, Zoran Jevtic, Jane Mahady, Jack Starkey-Gill Set & Costume Designer: Mark Thompson Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins Sound Designer: Ross Johnston Playwright: Richard Tulloch Adapted from the book by: Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
The 52-Storey Treehouse
Playhouse – Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St. Kilda Road, Melbourne
Season: 1 – 17 April 2016
Information and Bookings: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au
Following its Arts Centre Melbourne season, The 52-Storey Treehouse will tour to: Frankston Arts Centre (19 – 20 April); West Gippsland Arts Centre (21 – 22 April); Latrobe Performing Arts Centre (23 April); ESSO BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre (24 – 26 April); and the Canberra Theatre Centre (28 – 30 April). For more information, visit: www.cdp.com.au for details.
Image: The 52-Storey Treehouse