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Elle Wootton is a part of the cast that is bringing Andy Griffiths’ best-selling book The 13-Storey Treehouse to life on the Playhouse stage, Queensland Performing Arts Centre from 5 to 9 April 2017.

What does a usual day look like for you?
Everyday is different! As an actor I work on a lot of different projects sometimes doing several jobs in one day. At the moment I’m on tour, which means that every couple of days I wake up in a new city, get to explore it and follow my nose to breakfast!

What’s a life lesson you wish you could share with your younger self?
Always look where you’re walking. – I once fell down a stormwater drain and I really wish I could have avoided that one.

What makes you happy? What makes you sad?
Bubbles, – the more there are the happier I get. Wet socks make me sad.

Who is your hero?
Jean Grey from the X-Men.

What are you looking forward to most in 2017?
After the 13 Storey Treehouse I’m really looking forward to performing in a show that I’ve been doing for 4 years. It’s called The Road That Wasn’t There. We will be performing it in Auckland, New Zealand, and fingers-crossed taking it to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival all the way on the other side of the world.

Are you a dog person or cat person? What are your pets’ names?
I am both a cat and a dog person!! In fact, I’m really just an animal person. But my personality is much more like a dog than a cat. My cat is called Horse and she is the tiniest sweetest rescue cat you’ll ever meet.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Well… I lived in Vietnam for a year and over that time I developed quite a taste for silk worms!

What book are you reading or what book would you recommend to others?
When I was younger I used to really enjoy reading fantasy novels. My favourite was a series written by Tamora Pierce, that began with the novel: Alanna: The First Adventure. The story is about a girl who disguises herself as her twin brother so that she can be trained as a knight.

What’s your star sign and what traits of that sign best relate to you?
I’m a Capricorn: the goat one. They are supposed to be grounded, humorous and organised. I would say one of those three is right.

What’s your favourite colour?
Yellow!!

Does vegemite go in the fridge or pantry at your house?
It goes in the fridge now because I live in a hotter place than I used to. But to be honest, and shh… don’t tell anyone – it isn’t vegemite at all: it’s marmite.

 

The 13-Storey Treehouse

Audience members are invited to ‘use their imagination’ when best-selling book The 13-Storey Treehouse comes to life on the Playhouse stage at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) from April 5-9.

Adapted by Richard Tulloch and based on the best-selling book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, The 13Storey Treehouse is brought to life with a seriously funny cast and magical moments of theatrical wizardry.

The play is recommended for children aged 6 years and older. Don’t miss seeing this much loved book come to life on stage, and remember don’t forget to use your imagination! Tickets on sale now via www.qpac.com.au or call 136 246.

WIN // A family pass (2 adults / 2 children) to see The 13-Storey Treehouse playing at Queensland Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 5 April at 12pm! Entries close Monday 3 April and only winners will be notified. Good luck!

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