The 78-Storey Treehouse

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"Lively, colourful and very funny… A cool, clever show that all youngsters will love"

- The Daily Telegraph (on The 52-Storey Treehouse)

The 78-Storey Treehouse

Arts Centre Melbourne presents a CDP Kids Production presents

The 78-Storey Treehouse

a play by Richard Tulloch, adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

Andy and Terry’s treehouse just keeps on growing. With yet another 13 levels, it’s now got a Scribbletorium, a high-security potato chip storage facility (guarded by one very angry duck!) and even an open-air movie theatre.

Speaking of movies, our friends are going to be famous! The legendary Mr Big Shot has arrived to make a Hollywood blockbuster! But when his first step is to fire Andy and replace him with a monkey – well, a gibbon named Mel Gibbon – the battle is on. Will the Treehouse Blockbuster ever get made? Who will win the battle of Andy and Terry? And why are those mysterious spy cows turning up everywhere?

The team behind The 13-, 26- and 52-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with the newest, biggest, brightest blockbuster in the series… but watch out for those cows!

“Compulsory viewing for parents and their entertainment-hungry youngsters” – The Herald Sun (on The 52-Storey Treehouse)


Director: Liesel Badorrek
Playwright: Richard Tulloch
Set and Costume Designer: Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer: Nick Higgins
Sound Designer: Ross Johnston
Cast: Tim Carroll, Teale Howie, Freya Pragt, and Samuel Welsh

CDP Theatre Producers

CDP Theatre Producers is a boutique production house with an unsurpassed track record for developing new productions, putting ideas into action and for producing some of the best theatrical entertainment in Australia. CDP's recent productions for children and families include world premiere stage plays which are adaptations of popular books The 13-Storey Treehouse, The 26-Storey Treehouse, The 52-Storey Treehouse and The 78-Storey Treehouse, The Incredible Book Eating Boy, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, Mr Stink and Horrible Harriet along with the Australian premieres of The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child and Room on the Broom. CDP also produced The Sydney Opera House Babies Proms for Sydney Opera House.

Australia Council for the Arts


4 – 22 April 2018

4 April, 6 April, 8 April, 11 April, 12 April, 13 April, 15 April & 22 April, 11am & 2pm

5 April, 7 April, 14 April & 21 April, 10am, 12pm & 3pm

10 April – 11am

Auslan Interpreted Performance
Saturday 14 April, 12pm

Relaxed Performance
Friday 13 April, 11am

Duration: 1 hour (no interval)




Price range

$26 – $39

Premium: $39
A Reserve: $32
B Reserve: $26

Ticket Delivery

A delivery fee may apply depending on your chosen delivery method:
Venue Collection or Regular Mail: FREE
Registered or Express Post: $5.50 per order

Service Charge

A $8.50 Service Charge applies per order to bookings made online or by phone, mail, fax and email.

Optional Express Ticket Delivery

A $5.50 per order charge applies if you wish to have tickets sent by Express or Registered Post.

All prices include GST.

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Wheelchair AccessAssistive Hearing Relaxed PerformanceAuslan Interpreted

Suitability:  Ages 6+

auslanAuslan Interpreted Performance
Saturday 14 April, 12pm
Auslan interpreted performances are for audiences who are Deaf and use Australian Sign Language (Auslan) as their primary means of communication. Experienced Auslan theatre interpreters stand to the side of the stage and translate what the actors are saying or singing into Auslan signing the text and dialogue live.

RPRelaxed Performance
Friday 13 April, 11am
In a Relaxed Performance, changes are made to levels of sound and lighting in order to eliminate surprise and lessens their impacts. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and moving around during the performance, with doors open and a designated quiet area available. A social story can be downloaded before your visit to help you familiarise audience members with the story-line, characters and venue.