The 13-Storey Treehouse: A Musical Play for Young Audiences
|Author:||Richard Tulloch (Adapted by); Andy Griffiths (Original Author); Terry Denton (Screenplay by); Terry Denton (Original Author)|
|Series:||NewSouth Plays Ser.|
Adapted from Andy Griffiths' and Terry Denton's phenomenally successful Treehouse book series, Richard Tulloch's play - The 13-Storey Treehouse - is action-packed, full of laughs...with a see-through swimming pool, a tank full of man-eating sharks and a lemonade fountain! Imagine living in a 13-storey treehouse that includes a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that shoots marshmallows into your mouth? Well Andy and Terry are lucky enough to live in one, where they have a series of completely mad adventures. And today Andy and Terry manage to get their dates all mixed up. They thought that they were going to rehearse their new play, The 13-Storey Treehouse, except they forgot to write it! And to make matters worse, they need to find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla! Despite not having any of these things, they do have a box of costumes and props, some pretty awesome technology and friends to help out!
Richard Tulloch is one of Australia's leading writers of books, plays and television for young audiences. He has been the principal writer of the phenomenally successful TV series Bananas in Pyjamas, now screened around the world. Other screen writing includes the TV series Magic Mountain and the animated series PETALS, of which he was also the script editor. He wrote the screenplay for the animated feature film, FernGully II: The Magical Rescue, and was nominated by ASIFA Hollywood for an ANNIE award in the Best Film and Best Script categories. He recently wrote for Beyond’s children series Hoopla Doopla and is currently adapting Randolph Stow’s Midnite for film. He has written over thirty plays which have been performed by professional companies throughout Australia and around the world. He has been nominated for Australian Writers' Guild awards seven times and has four times won the award for the best play for children - with Hating Alison Ashley, Talking to Grandma While the World Goes By, Body And Soul and in 2006 with Stella and the Moon Man for Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image. His puppet theatre piece Twinkle, Twinkle Little Fish was part of the 2003 Sydney Festival before opening on Broadway, New York. Richard has adapted Guus Kuijer’s The Book of Everything for the stage, which premiered to rave reviews at Belvoir Street Theatre in 2010, directed by Neil Armfield. The play won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Production for Children, was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for Best New Australian Work, nominated for 2010 AWGIE and 2010 Helpmann Award for Best Play as well as nominated for a Green Room Award. The Book of Everything and was later transferred to the New Victory Theatre in New York to rave reviews. Richard has published over thirty-five children's books in Australia and overseas, many of which have been chosen by the Children's Book Council of Australia for their prestigious Notable Books list. He has directed plays for young people all over Australia and in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Thailand, France and the Netherlands.