By Richard Tulloch. From the book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton. CDP Theatre Producers. Director: Mark Thompson Playhouse Theatre, Sydney Opera House. 28 Dec 2013 – 25 Jan 2014. Touring widely until July 25.
The hugely popular Griffiths and Denton Treehouse books are an anarchic treat for bright kids. There are now three of them — 13-Storey, 26-Storey, 39-Storey — featuring an outrageous, improvised fantasy world without rules, without plots. To playwright Richard Tulloch fell the seemingly impossible task of adapting the first of the series for the stage. He has nailed it.
Not only do the packed house of holidaying children sit attentively as the non-story rollicks along, they laugh, shout and, when invited, contribute their best monkey impressions.