Show will charm our kids

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After a sell-out premiere season at the Sydney Opera House, the critically acclaimed show ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ is ready to charm kids at The Joan.

The show, which is based on the best-selling book of the same name written by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, will be coming to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24.

With a funny, whacky cast, ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ is a high-spirited, magical show that is ideal for kids aged between six and 12 years old.

Directed by Julian Louis, the show stars performers Andrew Johnston, Matthew Lilley and Eliza Logan.

The show is set in a fantastical 13-storey treehouse, which is every kid’s dream and has everything from a bowling alley and secret underground lab to self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow shooting machine.

Its occupants are Andy and Terry live together, making up imaginative stories and going on crazy adventures in their spare time.

They have decided to bring their stories to the stage for the first time in their debut play, except they forgot to write it and are missing their cast of characters such as flying cats, a mermaid, sea monster, invasion of monkeys and a giant gorilla.

But while their stage show may have a chaotic start, Andy and Terry do have some devoted friends to help out, as well as a box filled with costumes and props, good technology and their imaginations.

‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ was written by Andy Griffiths, who has won more than 50 children’s choice awards and is a New York Times bestseller, and adapted for stage by award-winning playwright Richard Tulloch, who previously worked on ‘The Book of Everything’ and ‘Bananas in Pyjamas’.

Kids will love this action-packed hour of imagination, adventure and laughter, with ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ featuring witty dialogue and zany plot twists.

Ever since its premiere at the Sydney Opera House, ‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ has wowed critics, with The Sydney Morning Herald writing: “From start to finish it is a riot of prop gags… demented energy and adroit interplay”.

Timeout gave the production five stars, and praised it for having “really clever hilarious humour… every scene was hysterical”.

‘The 13-Storey Treehouse’ will be shown at the Q Theatre, Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre on Friday, May 23 and Saturday, May 24 at 10.30am and 12.30pm. Ticketsare $18-$22. Family tickets for a group of four are $64-$72. For bookings or more information, call 4723 7600 or visit

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