HOT: Dinosaur Time Machine, Wonderland Spiegeltent, 699 La Trobe St, Docklands

Dinosaur Time Machine is an award-winning children’s theatre show that gives dinosaur lovers a fun and educational experience combining science with circus, puppetry and narrative. It arrives as part of Melbourne Fringe in the relaxed environment of the Wonderland Spiegeltent. Kids are invited to sit on the floor while the adults sit around the semi-circle […]

HOT: Horrible Harriet Live on Stage, Melbourne

Horrible Harriet is a character from a series of children’s books by Australian Children’s Laureate and author/illustrator Leigh Hobbs. The humorous tale of a wicked, wild and wonderful girl has now been adapted for theatre by CDP Kids Productions and is touring nationally, landing in Melbourne these September school holidays.  I bought tickets to the performance […]

Horrible Harriet at Arts Centre Melbourne – Giveaway!

Horrible Harriet is a wickedly funny theatre adaptation of Australian Children’s Laureate Leigh Hobbs’ much loved book and it is playing at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse during the September school holidays from Wednesday 27 Sepember – Saturday 30 September. Families are invited to join Harriet’s search for identity and friendship, with songs, humour and mischievous fun. […]

Horrible Histories: The Best of Barmy Britain – Giveaway!

Horrible Histories is a British sketch comedy television series, part of the children’s history franchise of the same name based on the books written by Terry Deary.  Dreary himself has a background in theatre and has helped write and produce the TV shows.  It’s aired here on ABC Me and is very well loved and viewed. The special one-hour theatre production of Horrible Histories […]

Fizzy Kids at Gasworks Arts Park – Giveaway!

Fizzy Kids! is a warm, physical and joyful new comedy theatre experience for children (ages 4 to 12) at Gasworks Arts Park this September school holidays as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival. In Fizzy Kids!, multi-award winning comedian Isabel Angus (EDGE!, PRIME!, BLISS!) and theatre-maker Harley Hefford introduce Izzy and Dizzy, ‘identical’ adult twins who are worn […]

The HOT List: Melbourne Fringe Festival 2017 for Families

Melbourne Fringe Festival returns for the 35th year between Thursday 14 September – Sunday 1 October 2017 with lots of imaginative and creative children and family programming. Here are my Top 25 events of Melbourne Fringe Festival for kids, with events suitable for babies right up to teens. 1.Only A Year A delightful and poignant […]

HOT: The Story of Lamp, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Story of Lamp is a charming interactive adventure at Arts Centre Melbourne that is certain to ‘light’ up your day. You are invited to join Lamp on a journey around the Theatres Building, guided by a magical book that brings the theatre’s lamps to life. Once upon a time, Lamp lit the stage of […]

HOT: Disney on Ice presents Frozen, Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Disney on Ice comes to Melbourne these school holidays with a blockbuster – Disney on Ice presents Frozen. I am invited to opening night and everyone,  young and old, is entranced by the Disney movie come to life on ice with world-class skaters and dazzling special effects. Even a cynic like T agrees that its a spectacular […]

The Wind in the Willows at Gasworks Arts Park – Giveaway!

Kenneth Grahame’s classic tale ‘The Wind in the Willows‘ has been transformed into a new interactive one-man theatrical adaptation for families. It’s playing at Gasworks Arts Park, a vibrant arts precinct in Albert Park, for one date only – Tuesday 11 July. Written by award-winning writer, Maxine Mellor, the adaptation follows Shaka Cook (from Jasper […]

HOT: Aladdin, Her Majesty’s Theatre, 291 Exhibition St, Melbourne

The hit Broadway show Aladdin the Musical wheels a spangly, sparkling caravan of delights into Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne until October 2017. Everyone who’s familiar with the Disney animated film will know the story of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and the Genie. The stage show reimagines those beloved characters in a joyous, exuberant musical production while staying […]

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