Arts & Entertainment

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Samuel Welsh & Teale Howie. Photo: Heidrun Lohr

An adaptation of the popular children’s book, The 78-Storey Treehouse will be showing at The Concourse Theatre in Chatswood, emitting humour and excitement which is sure to make the audience laugh out loud.  

The book series trails Andy and Terry who live in a treehouse which grows by 13 storeys with every new book. This tale follows Andy and Terry as they create a film about their life in the treehouse, however tragedy strikes when Andy gets replaced by a monkey. Actor for Andy, Samuel Welsh said, 

“I think I resonate quite well with Andy, he’s someone who loves what he does, he loves living in a treehouse and inventing things with Terry. He’s also got purpose with everything he does and that’s the same with me in real life. It’s a comedy with a lot of laughs but also there is a lot of heart in there too, you know nice moments that I get to do as me through the character Andy which is really lovely.”

Not only is this a children’s play, but the enjoyment of adults is guaranteed with homages throughout the play to certain film genres, and some jokes that will fly right over the kids heads. 

“We wanted to create something that not just the kids will like, but that the family will like too,” Welsh said. 

The 78-Storey treehouse has a strong message which is important for young children to take away. 

“Sometimes for the best reason, you might not be the first choice for things, and that doesn’t mean you’re a bad person, it’s not something against you, it’s just that sometimes, it requires a certain type of person for a particular thing.” 

Welsh hopes that everyone enjoys the show, “it’s a really great show, a lot of fun and I know that not just the little ones will have fun but the parents will have a great time as well,” Welsh concluded. 

Aug 3-7. Seymour Centre, City Rd & Cleveland Street, Chippendale. $22-$36+b.f. Tickets & Info:

By Jade Morellini