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52 Storey Treehouse at Heath Ledger Theatre

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by Marina & Elizaveta (subscribe)
My 7yo co-author and I are freelance writers living in astounding Western Australia. We love where we live, we explore it, we embrace it, and we write about it.
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52 storey treehouse fun for all family
Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton 52 Storey Treehouse

Based on Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton's popular story book, this kid's show was simply spectacular!

Well staged, colourful and funny, the performance amused all lucky Andy Griffith's fans and their parents and relatives. The story itself was based on the adventures of the two young boys, best friends Andy and Terry, who through their imagination and inventions travelled to some unheard of places, such as "Vegetables Kingdom" with its dungeons and fought with King Potato to defend their lives, their girlfriend Jill and to solve the mystery of Mr Big Nose, who suddenly disappeared leaving behind only a few traces of evidence.

The cast, made up of 5 young actors, was absolutely brilliant. The boys, Andy and Terry and their girlfriend Jill, although fictional, could not have been more Australian. The sentiment, the manner of speech and demeanour, and even some of the jokes, were rooted deeply into the Australian culture of fairness, forgiveness, humour and second chance. King Potato spoke with an utterly amusing accent, and although he was meant to be a somewhat negative character, he was well loved by the entire audience.

The stage props as well as the hand props and the costumes also deserve a special mention and applause.

The show finishes on 14 July 2016 at Heath Ledger State Theatre Centre of WA. If you have not already done so, treat your youngsters to this wonderful Australian piece of theatre.

My co-author, Elizaveta (7yo), explained her experience as quoted below:

In the story there was Andy Griffith and Terry Denton as boys. Andy had a birthday but Terry did not remember about it. And then Andy got a thinking hat out (a remembrance hat) and put it on Terry's head and all the lights switched on and he started remembering all the things but he still did not remember Andy's birthday.

Then the boys called Mr Big Nose, who disappeared. So they had a mystery to solve. They looked for clues, and found the vegetables cooking book. They also found a caterpillar but did not know how to talk to it to find out what happened. So they went to see Jill. But Jill was asleep as she pricked her finger with a very sharp carrot. The boys shouted a lot to wake her up but she could not wake up. Then Terry said that she could only be woken by a kiss of a handsome prince. Andy kissed her a lot but she did not wake up. Terry said that Andy was not handsome enough, but Andy replied that he was handsome but he was not a prince.

Andy and Terry started to look for a castle to find a prince. When they flew to the Vegetable castle, there was a talking Tomato, which the caterpillar ate. Human beings were not allowed into the Vegetable castle so Andy, Terry and Jill went to the invention machine that had 5 thousand dresses and then they all dressed like the vegetables. Jill was a carrot.

Then Prince Potato came and said that he needed a girl to marry. Andy and Terry said that they had a girl for him (which was Jill in Carrot's dress), which Mr Potato liked. And then he kissed her and Jill woke up.

She was surprised that she was a Carrot. She took the Carrot costume off and Mr Potato became angry that he kissed a human being. Andy and Terry fought Mr Potato. Finally they were saved! They also rescued Mr Big Nose.

I recommend this show to everyone, because it was very funny. It was a little scary but it returned out well."
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When: 5014 July 2016
Where: Heath Ledger Theatre WA
Cost: $29.50
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