From 18 to 19 August, Western Sydney audiences have the chance to catch the stage adaptation of Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s best-selling book, The 26-Storey Treehouse, when it comes to Riverside Theatres as part of a national tour.
Dates & Times: Tuesday 18 August 12pm & 6pm; Wednesday 19 August 10am & 12pm
Tickets: All tickets $28, Group 6+ (General Public) $23; Student/Teacher $20
Bookings: From the Box Office (02) 8839 3399 or www.riversideparramatta.com.au
The 26-Story Treehouse is a good laugh! The hard-working cast of four does a tremendous job of transporting its young audience into the world of Andy and Terry and their treehouse adventures during the 60-minute show.
The character of their friend and fellow forest-dweller, Jill, injects a strong, physical, comedic flavour into the show that it might have lacked otherwise (fart and underpants jokes notwithstanding). There is an underwater scene involving a giant shark puppet that is particularly cleverly executed by the whole cast.
Based on a handful of passages from the 26-Story Treehouse, we discover what Andy, Terry, and Jill had in common when they met (terrible parents! Andy’s even made him do his homework!), and how they dreamt up their fantastical treehouse life.
An imaginative sound-track punctuates the on-stage action from start to finish.
The show is going to resonate most with kids already familiar with Andy Griffiths hugely popular Treehouse series, so will likely have the greatest appeal to kids 6yrs and over.
Master 6 and Miss 9 both loved it. They were a little disappointed the actors didn’t actually (in their minds) resemble the characters on the book covers they’ve grown to love, however Master 6 rated his experience and the show a generous 50 out of 10!