The Illusionists giveaway

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Jan 012019

As we turn the calendar over to 2019 many of us are making resolutions for the year ahead. Maybe you want to find a new job, get fit and healthy or explore a faraway destination, or maybe you just want to put more time aside for yourself (or you and your partner) to relax and enjoy an evening out from time to time. If the latter is on your list I might be able to help you out, with an out-of-this-world experience up for grabs for one lucky Hip Little One reader:

Direct from the Broadway stage and sold-out theatres around the globe comes a production that has to be seen to believed. Seven of the world’s most talented magicians and artists have teamed up to capture the audience with an incredible array of amazing stunts, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and daredevilry, meet The Illusionists: Live From Broadway.

No matter how young or old you are, The Illusionists are ready to dazzle you like never before: Let The Trickster (Paul Dabek) blow you away with his box of tricks, be captivated by The Alchemist (Leonardo Bruno), experience the magic of The Showman (Mark Kalin), sit on the edge of your seat watching The Conjuress (Jinger Leigh), drop your jaw in awe of The Warrior (Robyn Sharpe), get ready to question yourself with The Manipulator (Florian Sainvet) and have your mind blown by The Mentalist (Chris Cox).

After travelling 400 cities around the globe The Illusionists touches down in Melbourne from January 22-January 27, 2019 for 11 powerful shows, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to escape from the rat-race for a few hours and become part of something magical.

To find out more about The Illusionists, to check out the tour schedule and to book your tickets online via Ticketmaster visit

For your chance to win a The Illusionists double pass (RRP $178) for Tuesday 22nd January, 7pm at Regent Theatre, Melbourne hop on over to the Hip Little One Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Jul 052018

As a busy mum of six little ones there is sadly very little time to put up my feet and enjoy a good book. When I do get a few spare minutes to read I must choose wisely, therefore I keep a list of books that have come highly recommended by people I value and one of the titles at the top on my to-read list is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon.

I know the rule is ‘read the book first, then watch the movie’ but as far as I know there’s no rule about watching a play… time to check out the stage-adaption of this international bestseller at Adelaide’s Entertainment Centre:

Masterfully adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was the longest-running play on Broadway in over a decade and has raked in a massive 5 Tony Awards® and 7 Olivier Awards. As part of a big international tour it is currently Australia’s turn to see this remarkable, eye-opening novel brought to life on stage by a super talented full British and Irish cast.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher Boone, a teenager with an autism spectrum condition who has an extraordinary brain that is exceptional at math but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers.

When his neighbour’s dog Wellington is killed suspicion quickly falls on Christopher and after initially being arrested he is released with a police warning. Against his father’s wishes Christopher starts investigating the dog’s murder in the hope of identifying the true culprit. Christopher’s mission takes him on a journey that upturns his world… The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a global theatrical phenomenon that simply must not be missed.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is currently playing in Sydney, after which the show will take to the stage in Adelaide on July 31 and finally close the curtains in Perth on August 19, 2018.

To find out more about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, to take a closer look at the tour schedule and to book your tickets online visit