Andy and Terry are back in treehouse action this school holiday season with a brand new show and 13 new levels added to their now 91 Storey Treehouse. Opening today and running until 20 January in the Playhouse at the Sydney Opera House, this latest instalment in the duo’s tall tales is possibly the best yet.
Tasked with babysitting Mr Big Nose’s grandchildren, the pair quickly find themselves in hot water as their treehouse is hardly childproofed. From the man-eating shark tank to the deadly whirlpool, chainsaws, ice cream and more; that’s the least of their worries as unbeknownst to Andy and Terry, a dangerous fortune teller is on the loose.
Madame Know-it-all is the new resident fortune teller at the Treehouse but is she the scary, brain-zapping felon our duo should be watching out for? Truth be told, they can’t quite remember.
Can friend Jill help them before it’s too late? Will they prove themselves reliable babysitters? And what does that big red button actually do?
Submarines made out of sandwiches, genies and lollipops, enchanted wardrobes, riddles, Desert islands, spider webs and so much more abound in this theatrical adventure. There’s music and mayhem and plenty of laughs in a show that is bursting with colour, creativity and good old fashioned chaos!!
What is so brilliant about Andy and Terry’s treehouse adventures, derived from the fantastical realms of genius from storytelling pair Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, is that even for those who are perhaps too young to have read the books, the stories they weave on stage appeal to every kind of imagination.
What you need to know:
What: The 91 Storey Treehouse
When: 3-20 January 2019
Show Times: Performances are generally on at 10.30am and 12.30pm but additional times will be available throughout the play’s run – check the website for details.
Where: The Playhouse, Sydney Opera House
Who: Targeted at kids aged 6+ (though my almost 4yo absolutely loved it too)
Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)
Tickets: $39 + $8.50 booking fee. To book click here
Facilities: Big bags will need to be cloaked ahead of the performance, ticketed pram parking is available and toilets are located at either end of the mezzanine level where the Playhouse is located.
Parking: You can Book a Bay in the Wilsons Parking carpark beneath the Opera House. Weekday rates start at $13 for an hour with 30 minutes leeway either side, while there is a flat rate of $12 on the weekend if you book online and you can park all day up till 5pm.
Getting There: If using public transport, your nearest train station and ferry quay is Circular Quay, while there are plenty of buses that will take you to Circular Quay as well with a short 5-10 minute walk to your ultimate destination.