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Play adaption of children’s book ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ comes to Adelaide

Much-loved children’s book ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ will come alive these school holidays, taking to the stage as a live play.

Much-loved children’s book ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ will come alive these school holidays, taking to the stage this month as a live play.

Adapted from the multi-award winning book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, the show will see children aged 6-12 and their adults flocking to the Adelaide Festival Centre to see the story come to life.

Following sold out seasons at the Sydney Opera House and theatres across the country, the play will see Andy and Terry presenting their tales and taking it back to where it all began.

The book, written in 2011, follows the story of Andy and Terry who are living in a 13-story Treehouse and are finding it hard to finish their book on time.

The tales tells of the 13-story Treehouse having “a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a secret underground laboratory, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouths when it sees that you are hungry”.

The imaginative story won the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year for Older Children in 2012, amongst other awards, with its popularity seeing a series of follow-up stories released.

The play is directed by Richard Tulloch and presented by CDP Kids and the Adelaide Festival Centre. It will see characters come to life as they find out where they might find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla.

This is the first live show in the award-winning ‘Treehouse’ series to hit Adelaide, incorporating a seriously funny cast with magical moments of theatrical wizardry and a truckload of imagination.

‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ Live on Stage will take place on 14th-16th December, 2021 at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre.

Grab your tickets here, and get ready to see the tale of ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ come to life!

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