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Andy Griffith's 13 Storey Treehouse Live on Stage

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Haydn Radford -A freelance writer born in Adelaide, who loves living here. I write about movies, theatre, entertainment, literary and art events. I am happy to promote & review your events.
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Who among you, hasn't dreamed of living in a tree house?

What if it was an amazing 13-Storey tree House with a bowling alley, a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks, a giant catapult, a secret underground laboratory and a marshmallow machine that actually follows you around and shoots marshmallows into your mouth whenever you're feeling hungry?

The 13-Storey Treehouse
The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton.

Well here's proof, dreams can come true. Coming to the Sydney Opera House [/LINK] is the stage production of the bestselling book, The 13 Storey-Tree House by Australia's most popular children's author, Andy Griffiths, who has been on the New York Times Bestseller List and has won over 50 Children's Choice Awards.

The 13-Storey Treehouse
Andy at work with his journals.

This is the house that Andy and Terry live in together and create the wonderful stories and outrageous nutty adventures they experience, when they should be writing their stories for Mr Big Nose, their publisher. "You will see Terry doing irresponsible things,and Andy jumping up and down trying to get him back on track, which is a highly exaggerated version of real life," says Andy,

the 13-Storey Treehouse
Andy and Terry at play.

"It's very pleasurable," as he remembers the oak tree in the backyard, he and his cousin played in. "You know the real world is way below us. We were involved in whatever game, totally immersed in it; a very joyful kind of experience. I wanted to try and capture that and convey that in an entertaining way, of what it is like writing a book. It is very pleasurable but there are moments of panic and I don't know how we are going to move this story forward, and maybe the book isn't going to work. So Andy and Terry are constantly in that position of wondering whether they are going to get their book written; you have moments of pleasure, mixed with panic, and it's fairly accurate approximation of what you go through when writing a book."

The 13-Storey Treehouse
Andy & Terry at work in their treehouse.

The book has been brought to the stage by award winning playwright and author Richard Tulloch, (The Book of Everything and Bananas in Pygamas).

Directed by:Julian Louis

The cast:
Luke Joslin
Mark Owen-Taylor
Sara Woods
Kay Yasugi

Come and join in the fun as Andy and Terry and their friends deliver an hour of action, adventure and heaps of laughs...and gorillas!

And if you miss out the opening season, then check out the return season.

The 13-Storey Treehouse
THE RETURN SEASON 28 Dec 2013- 25 Jan 2014.
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Why? A wonderful family event to enjoy the popular children's book,
When: 21 Sept 2013 - 3 Oct 2013; Return season: 28 Dec. 2013 - 25 Jan 2014.
Phone: 02 9250 7777
Where: Sydney Opera House
Cost: Exact prices will be displayed with seat selection.
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