The best-selling, award-winning series of books by much-loved duo Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton has inspired children across Australia to let their imaginations run wild - The 52-Storey Treehouse book was Australia’s fasting selling book ever on release and it’s taking to the stage in Bunbury.
The Bunbury Mail caught up with actor Alex Duncan who is playing Andy in the production to have a chat about the show.
Alex said this story was a crazy ride and what you come to expect from Andy Griffiths but it had some positive messages in it.
“There’s something valuable in all the stories, you can let your imagination run wild, I was like that when I was a kid,” he said.
“There’s some morals about friendship and what it means to be friends which come through with Andy and Terry’s characters.
“What they’ve done is quite cleaver, it’s aimed at a younger audience and it really is quite crazy.”
The stage adaptations have been incredibly successful throughout Australia.
The follows Andy and Terry and begins with Andy’s birthday, but Terry has forgotten.
To make matters worse Mr Big Nose has mysteriously disappeared, and to top it off, Jill has fallen into a deep sleep and they just can’t wake her up.
Andy and Terry set off on a crazy adventure tackling a world of startling obstacles including a hungry caterpillar, an angry vegetable kingdom and a 100-year ninja-snail epic voyage.
Andy Griffiths said he was very pleased with how the production turned out.
“CDP have really surpassed themselves with this production,” he said.
“I’m so thrilled and amazed to see the spirit of this ridiculous book so faithfully reproduced on stage. Five and a half -million- stars.”
The 52-Storey Treehouse will be performed at BREC at 11 am and 6 pm on Wednesday June 29 and 11 am on Thursday June 30 and the performance is set to be a good one with critics calling it a “lively, colourful and ver funny show that all youngsters will love”.
Tickets are on sale now by calling 1300 661 272 or through the website at bunburyentertainment.com or in person at the box office.
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