Happy New Year! We’re diving straight back into it here, with The 13-Storey Treehouse returning to the Sydney Opera House after a sell-out season there last September/October.

Nice news too that the show has just been nominated in the Sydney Theatre Awards as Best Production for Children. And I see that Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s The 39-Story Treehouse was the best-selling Australian book of 2013. That’s not ‘best-selling children’s book’; it’s ‘best-selling book‘ – a fantastic achievement. So naturally there’s pressure on to keep the crazy plays coming.

A workshop of The 26-Storey Treehouse is next and I’m looking forward to working with the great production team.

The promo video above includes a few clips of the play, and the ‘creatives’ (don’t you like that word?) saying nice things about each other and the show.

The 13-Story Treehouse
will tour Australia during this year, playing in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide as well as regional towns. For the full touring schedule, CLICK HERE.

And for those able to catch the madness in Sydney, bookings for the Opera House in January can be made HERE.

This shameless self-promoting plug is now over (if you don’t do it yourself, who else will?) so I can wish everyone a great 2014!


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  1. That was such a fun video – and lovely to see you being interviewed, Richard! Best of luck with the run!

  2. Thanks, Andrew and Reggie, and all the best to you and your blogs for 2014. I’ll be reading them!

  3. Richard…… you’ve whetted the appetite …… tell me, when are you coming to the West End in London?

    • Frank, I’m sure the success of this show is partly attributable to your inspiring DownUnder cycling feats during the initial workshop last February.

      Now if you just tell all your cashed-up West End producer friends how great it is, we’ll take it from there.

      • Ah, I need to make a few new friends then…….
        On a different tack….. I’ve just done the latest of several slide presentations of my ride Downunder, and my Sydney slides include the two of us at table (me sampling kangaroo for the first time)……. so your name is now known amongst several hundred people….
        Be prepared to be mobbed the next time you come to the UK!

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