Marvel of a sticky maze

Melbourne, 2014
Polyglot Theatre

ARTICLE – Sticky Maze, The Age, 24 March 2014

Written by Goya Dmytryshchak

Young Henry Mills was among a crowd of more than 13,000 at Sunday’s Children’s Book Festival, making his way through the twists and turns of a “sticky maze” in the heart of Melbourne.

The maze, a brainchild of Polyglot Theatre and made entirely from newspapers, took out Little Lonsdale Street, between Russell and Swanston streets.

Premiering in 2011, the maze is an interactive labyrinth of see-through walls made of sticky tape, to which children stuck newspapers, pictures and messages.

A collaboration between The Wheeler Centre and State Library of Victoria, the day-long festival features authors including Andy Griffiths, John Marsden, Terry Denton and Jackie French.

Publicist Tamara Zimet said the maze had a “storytelling twist”.

“So the kids can play hide and seek all between it, but the great thing is that the kids actually build the maze,” she said.