The only thing better than the book you love is to see the characters come alive on stage. Frankston Arts Centre has plenty to offer literature lovers in the coming months.
For children, Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s latest bestseller comes to life on the stage as the team behind the hit adaptations of The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse return with The 52-Storey Treehouse on April 19-20.
Andy and Terry’s treehouse is now getting even taller, with yet more fantastic inventions: a watermelon smashing room, a chainsaw-juggling level, a rocket powered carrot launcher, and even a Ninja Snail Training Academy!
Grown-up book lovers are also catered for when Emily Brontë’s much-loved gothic masterpiece Wuthering Heights storms into Frankston Arts Centre on May 13 as part of its four-month national tour and is set to blow the roof off!
Wuthering Heights tells the story of Heathcliff, a mysterious boy who is rescued from the street and brought to Wuthering Heights, where he develops a passionate bond with Catherine Earnshaw. As time passes, Heathcliff and Catherine’s relationship deepens to the point of dangerous obsession, until one day, Catherine marries another man. Overcome with jealousy, Heathcliff flees the Heights only to return, years later, ready to exact revenge on those he believed ruined his one chance at happiness.
Brought to you by the critically acclaimed team shake & stir, Artistic Director, Nick Skubij who adapted and directed this bold new work says, “Aside from being an outstanding story of revenge, love and loss, we chose Wuthering Heights to re-imagine as, with every shake & stir production, we aim to invigorate classics for a new audience. Theatrically we are also pushing the boundaries and thanks to our esteemed design team Wuthering Heights will surprise and shock in all the right ways – we are literally bringing the natural elements into theatre”.
It’s time to get you head out of the books and into the theatre!
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