Adelaide Festival Centre presents The 78-Storey Treehouse

Posted by Adelaide Festival Centre on Monday 9 April 2018



They’re back and they’re coming to Adelaide when the premiere stage adaptation of The 78-Storey Treehouse plays at Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre from 24 April to 5 May!

The team behind the hit adaptations of The 13-, 26-, and 52-Storey Treehouses have come together once again to bring Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s bestseller The 78-Storey Treehouse to life on stage for a national tour following premiere seasons at QPAC and Sydney Opera House.

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.

In this adaptation, Andy and Terry are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster. But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on.

Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?

The best-selling, award-winning series of books by much-loved duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has inspired children across Australia to let their imaginations run wild; The 78-Storey Treehouse book was Australia’s fasting selling book ever on release!

The stage adaptations have also been incredibly successful throughout Australia, including The 52-Storey Treehouse winning the 2015 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children.

Audiences and critics alike love the show, with Children’s Books Daily describing it as “everything a family could wish for in a stage production… clever… outstanding… what a pleasure”.

Andy Griffiths is even more pleased, labelling the show “mad, rollicking, rambunctious idiotic fun.”

The performances on 28 April and 5 May are part of Adelaide Festival Centre’s Something on Saturday program; after the performance, stay for the FREE craft workshops where children can make their own treehouses with hanging creatures, flowers and more, in the Space Theatre Foyer! (Please note that children must be supervised by an adult at all times)


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