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At­tack of the Plas­tic Time Mon­sters

Cam Venn and Paul Bourke might have hit upon kids’ com­edy gold: clowns, pup­pets, time travel and a fast-paced story about mon­sters. And it all comes with an im­por­tant mes­sage about sav­ing our oceans from plas­tic. La Mama Court­house, 349 Drum­mond St, Carl­ton 3053. 03 9245 3788. www.com­e­dyfes­ti­val.com.au. 11am. $20-$30. Apr 3-7.

The Candy Topps: The Candy Totts

Stella, Fifi and Kitty are bring­ing their tight har­monies – but not their bawdy hu­mour – to an all-ages show blend­ing jazz stan­dards and kids’ favourites. Mel­bourne Town Hall, Pow­der Room, 90-130 Swanston St, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 9245 3788. www.com­e­dyfes­ti­val.com.au. 11.15am. $10-$20. Apr 4-6.

Arrr We There Yet?!

Head First Ac­ro­bats will be com­bin­ing awein­spir­ing cir­cus tech­niques with slap­stick hu­mour in this pi­rate-themed show for pint-sized land­lub­bers and sea dogs alike. From walk­ing the plank to steer­ing the ship through a storm, the ac­ro­bats will bring the high-stakes world of old-school piracy to life. The Fa­mous Spiegel­tent, Arts Cen­tre Mel­bourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Mel­bourne 3004. 03 9245 3788. www. com­e­dyfes­ti­val.com.au. Tue-sat 3.15pm; Sun 11am; Apr 21-22 2pm. $20-$25. Mar 31-Apr 15 & Apr 21-22.

Nikki Brit­ton: Grandma Is Not Grow­ing Up

Nikki Brit­ton’s Grandma is a wild child ready for ad­ven­ture. Af­ter de­light­ing au­di­ences at the Ade­laide Fringe, Brit­ton’s bring­ing her per­snick­ety pen­sioner to MICF. Mel­bourne Town Hall, Pow­der Room, 90-130 Swanston St, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 9245 3788. www.com­e­dyfes­ti­val.com.au. Tue-sun 2pm. $15-$20. Mar 31-Apr 15.

The Ju­nior Mighty Lit­tle Pup­pet Show

The show is choose-your-own-ad­ven­ture style, with kids able to de­cide how the story turns out. Au­di­ence mem­bers can even cre­ate their own pup­pets and watch pup­peteers the Ri­tas bring them to life. Mel­bourne Town Hall, Pow­der Room, 90-130 Swanston St, Mel­bourne 3000. 03 9245 3788. www.com­e­dyfes­ti­val.com.au. Tue-sun 12.30pm. $18-$24. Mar 31-Apr 15.

Are We There Yet?!

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