Possum Magic

For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia. Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers…this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food…people food

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Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat

Children and adults alike are sure to be left in raptures by this zany and imaginative live performance of Dr Seuss’s masterpiece, The Cat in the Hat.

The show is heading to the paranaple arts centre after a sellout tour of New Zealand.

This stage adaptation of the best selling book was created by the National Theatre of Great Britain. It faithfully tells the story of a brother and sister, bored at home on a rainy day…(without their Mother!!??) when they are visited by none other than ‘The Cat’ in his red and white striped Hat….(which they let in the door!!??).

Their outspoken and outraged pet Fish (yip the fish talks…and is the babysitter!!) is astounded and concerned, but this cat will not be deterred. He will teach us all to make our own fun with nothing but a little imagination. “It’s fun to have fun, but you have to know how.” Along with his friends, Thing One and Thing Two (Hey we all have those types of friend’s) they turn the house upside down leaving mess everywhere but have no fear because The Cat brings in his red ‘Picker-Up Machine’ and all is back to normal before Mum walks back in the door.

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Roald Dahl’s – Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts

Think you know the story of The Three Little Pigs, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Goldilocks and Jack and the Beanstalk? Think again.

Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts bursts off the page in a spectacular live show, taking the world’s best-loved fairy tales and rearranging them with some surprising and hilarious twists. Frighteningly funny and seriously silly, Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts is the perfect family entertainment – for children 5 to 105.

It delights and disgusts in equal measures.

Don’t miss this multi-Helpmann Award nominated production penned by the world’s number one storyteller and from the team that brought you George’s Marvellous Medicine.

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Maritime and History Talk: Karl Rowbottom – Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets
Maritime And History Talk with Karl Rowbottom. Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets: A Lighthouse Keeper's Memoirs

Maritime and History Talk: Karl Rowbottom – Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets

Maritime and History Talk: Karl Rowbottom – Wind, Winches & Wicker Baskets: A Lighthouse Keeper’s Memoirs

Have you ever wondered about the life of a lighthouse keeper and how they lived and survived in those remote often storm swept locations where lighthouses were built?

Join the Bass Strait Maritime Centre to hear about the life of former Tasman Island lighthouse keeper, Karl Rowbottom.
His story, Wind, Winches and Wicker Baskets, details his challenges with nature, the dangers and sometimes heart break that went with the job.

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