CDP Theatre Producers, 91 Storey Treehouse

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A CDP Kids production

THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE

A play by Richard Tulloch
Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton


Andy and Terry's Treehouse has reached an amazing 91 Stories! It's now more fantastically dangerous than ever, with a deserted desert island, a whirlpool, and a giant spider!

But Andy, Terry and Jill have no idea they're about to face their biggest challenge ever! Mr Big Nose has sent his grandchildren to the Treehouse, and they don't want to just sit quietly. Can Andy, Terry & Jill master this extreme babysitting challenge? What does mysterious fortune teller Madam Know-It-All really want? And will the Big Red Button really destroy the world?

The team behind the 13-, 26-, 52- and 78-Storey Treehouses Live on Stage return with a fantastical trip through this wild, weird and wonderful world for children 6-12 and their adults. Just beware of the Fortune Teller…

THE CAST

Teale Howie

TEALE HOWIE

Since graduating from the Central Queensland Conservatorium of Music with a Bachelor of Theatre (Music Theatre), Teale has hit the ground running in the Sydney theatre scene. Most recently, he toured with CDP Kids in The 78-Storey Treehouse. Prior to this, he toured with Perform Educational Musicals in Super Duper, and played Lucas Carter in two seasons of Bare the Musical with Supply Evolution. He treaded the boards as Gabriel in Cristina in the Cupboard (Depot Theatre) and as General Schmitz/Wickersham Brother in Seussical (Birdie Productions).

Whilst studying, Teale performed as Billy Flynn in Chicago (dir. Chloe Dallimore), Buddy Fidler/Irwin S. Irving in City of Angels (dir. Glen Hogstrom), and the title role in The Sentimental Bloke (dir. Peter Cousens). He performed in the ensemble of Guys and Dolls (dir. Dale Pengelly), 42nd Street (dir. Thern Reynolds) and Brigadoon (dir. Jason Langley).

Teale has worked with children as a party entertainer, as an Artist in Residence for Wakakirri, and as a dancer for Luna Park Sydney's 50s rock and roll show Sweet Candy and the Hotdogs. He also toured Queensland with children's applied theatre project Safety Circus, and Schoolies awareness project Choices, both in conjunction with the Queensland Police Service and Queensland Government.

Teale is delighted to be reprising the role of Terry in The 91-Storey Treehouse.



Danielle King

DANIELLE KING

Danielle trained at RADA and has works across film, television and theatre in both the UK and Australia. Recent credits include:

Theatre: The Man in the Attic (Shalom Theatre Co), Night Slows Down (Don't Look Now/ KXT), No End of Blame, The Taming of the Shrew, Away, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Libertine (Best Actress/ Independent Theatre- Sydney Theatre Awards)(Sport for Jove), Blackrock (White Box Theatre Co), 4 minutes 12 seconds (Outhouse Theatre Co), Noises Off (STC), Henry V (Bell Shakespeare), Ishmael and the Return of the Dugongs (ATYP), Macbeth (Darlinghurst Theatre) Friends In Danger (Newtown) Twelfth Night, Hay Fever (Theatre Royal York), Simpatico (Old Red Lion), Sleeping Beauty (Young Vic), Jeff Koons (ATC), The Rivals (Compass Co.), Two Gentlemen of Verona (Exeter), As you Like It (Sphinx Theatre Co.), On The Razzle (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Taming Of The Shrew (Salisbury Theatre), Richard II & Coriolanus (Almedia at The Gainsborough Studios, New York and Japan tour),The Art of Success (The Studio).

Film & TV includes: Hearts and Bones (Superlative Pictures), Felony (Blue Tongue Films), Fuse (Coppercircle Films), The Gathering Storm (HBO), Doctor, Doctor (Easy Tiger Productions), The Let Down (ABC), Home And Away (Channel 7), Tollington Ave (Fallen Women Prod), Bad Girls Series 2,3,5 (Shed Prod.) Holby City (BBC), Ultimate Force (Bentley Prod).



Freya Pragt

FREYA PRAGT

Freya Pragt trained at the Victorian College of the Arts, graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Dramatic Arts. Freya spent 2015 playing Jill in the national touring production of The 26-Storey Treehouse (CDP Theatre Producers). Other recent credits include: A Servant of Two Masters (Make a Scene/2016 VCE Playlist/La Mama); Purgatorio (Attic Erratic/FringeWorld Perth/Anywhere Fest Brisbane); Crestfall (Citizen Theatre); Ubu Roi (5pound theatre/Adelaide Fringe) and the 2013 national touring production of It's My Party (and I'll Die if I Want to) (Hit Productions). In 2012 Freya performed in 5pounds of Repertory Theatre – a modern take on the traditional repertory format – rehearsing and performing Pygmalion; Sally! A Musical; The Unnamed; Falling Petals and After Hamlet all in just five weeks. She was invited back the following year, working with five different directors on five different works.

Freya recently spent three months in Iceland as an artist in residence at The Freezer Cultural Centre where she was invited over to perform the 5pound theatre/Attic Erratic production of Purgatorio (originally performed in Melbourne 2014) as a part of the 2017 cultural program.

Freya's film and TV credits include: Dangerous Remedy (Ken Cameron, ABC), Boogie 5 (Alex Watkins, Who By Fire), various short films with graduates of Film and TV Institute (Perth); VCA FTV; Swinburne FTV and RMIT FTV and most recently, Ex Ex, a six part web series.

In 2018 Freya reprised her role of Jill in the national tour of The 78-Storey Treehouse (CDP Theatre Producers), and is delighted to be returning to the role for a third time in The 91-Storey Treehouse.



Samuel Welsh

SAMUEL WELSH

Samuel was born and raised in the coastal town of Port Macquarie NSW. From an early age, he had always had a love for performing, predominately through music. Once in high school, he began studying drama and, as a result, discovered a strong passion for acting. Not long after, the performing arts took precedence. He decided to combine his musical background, along with his fondness for storytelling, and underwent further training in all disciplines of the performing arts. Samuel furthered his studies at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), graduating in 2016, where he was fortunate enough to play the roles of Twig in Jay-James Moody's production of Bring It On: The Musical, as well as Ginger in the Australian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Beautiful Game, directed by Meryl Tankard. Upon graduating, he teamed up with Gold Coast-based company CherryCar Productions, playing the role of Len in the new Australian work The One-Armed Bandit. Since then, he also played the role of Will in Perform Musicals' book week tour of Super Duper. Most recently, Samuel played Andy in the national tour of The 78-Storey Treehouse. Samuel now resides in Sydney and is very excited to be reprising the role of Andy in The 91-Storey Treehouse.


CREATIVES

Director: Liesel Badorrek
Artistic Director: Julian Louis
Set and Costume Designer: Mark Thompson
Sound Designer: Ross Johnston
Lighting Designer: Nicholas Higgins
Costume Realisation: Matthew Aberline


CREW

Production Coordinator: Rebecca Poulter
Company Stage Manager: Kelly Ukena
Technical Manager: Russell Stewart
Assistant Stage Manager : Courtney Mayhew

TOP

TOUR DATES


TOUR 2018 / 2019 TOUR DATES


NSW


Sydney

3 - 20 January, 2019
Sydney Opera House

Chatswood

29 - 30 November, 2018
The Concourse

Tamworth

2 - 3 December, 2018
Capitol Theatre

Penrith

5 - 6 December, 2018
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre




WA


Perth

12 - 23 December, 2018
State Theatre Centre of WA




QLD


Brisbane

23 - 27 January, 2019
QPAC




ACT


Canberra

1 - 2 February, 2019
Canberra Theatre Centre






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