Giveaways

StudioCanal Robin Hood Taron Egerton - photo by Larry HorricksWIN an in-cinema double pass to Robin Hood

A thrilling re-telling of the beloved fable, Robin Hood stars Taron Egerton as a war-hardened Crusader, who aided by his Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) mounts an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown.

Replete with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance, Robin Hood is one of most eagerly anticipated films of 2018 and also stars Ben Mendelsohn as the Sheriff of Nottingham, Tim Minchin as Friar Tuck, Jamie Dornan as Will Scarlett and Eve Hewson as Maid Marion.

Thanks to our friends at StudioCanal, Australian Arts Review has ten (10) in-cinema double passes to giveaway to Robin Hood. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Robin Hood in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Monday 19 November 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

Robin Hood screens nationally from 22 November. For more information, visit: www.robinhoodmovie.com.au for details.

Image: Robin Hood – courtesy of StudioCanal


Everybody's Talking About Jamie 450WIN an in-cinema double pass to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

Jamie is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield. Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.Jamie is terrified about the future.Jamie is going to be a sensation. Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.

Inspired by a true story, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the new award-winning five-star hit musical for today. Winner of 3 WhatsOnStage Awards including Best New Musical and nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was filmed live at the Apollo Theatre in London’s Shaftesbury Avenue especially for cinemas.

Thanks to our friends at Sharmill Films, Australian Arts Review has five (5) in-cinema double passes to giveaway to Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with JAMIE in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Wednesday 21 November 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie screens at selected cinemas nationally (except Northern Territory) from 24 November. For more information, visit: www.sharmillfilms.com.au for details.

Image: John McCrea stars in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – photo by Johan Persson


A Very Kransky Christmas WIN a double pass to A Very Kransky Christmas (Melbourne)

Australia’s favourite ‘twisted sisters’ are back to spread their macabre brand of Christmas cheer across the country this November and December in their hilariously kooky show, A Very Kransky Christmas.

Hailing from the quiet town of Esk in the middle of South East Queensland, The Kransky Sisters have taken a break from tending ants, knitting egg warmers, and hanging out cane toad skins to dry, to travel around the country performing their popular Christmas show, once more!

Thanks to the Kransky Sisters, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to A Very Kransky Christmas at The Alex Theatre, St Kilda on Wednesday 28 November 2018 – 7.30pm. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Kransky in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Monday November 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

A Very Kransky Christmas plays at selected venues across Australia throughout November and December. For more information, visit: www.thekranskysisters.com for details.

Image: The Kransky Sisters (supplied)


Australia What Happened 248WIN a copy of Australia: What Happened? by Ben Pobjie

When our politicians are too busy playing musical chairs to run the country, our cricketers are doing suspicious things with sandpaper, and a murderous starfish with twenty-one arms roams freely around the Great Barrier Reef it seems about time that we, as a nation, ask a tough question: how the heck did it come to this?

In Australia: What Happened? TV columnist, comedian and history buff Ben Pobjie turns an incredulous eye on the history of Australia to bust open the national mythology, reveal the truth about what it means to be an Australian and work out what happened to all our best-laid plans.

Thanks to our friends at Affirm Press, Australian Arts Review has two (2) copies of Australia: What Happened? to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Australia: What Happened? in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 29 November 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

Australia: What Happened? is published by Affirm Press and available from all leading book retailers including Booktopia.

Image: Australia: What Happened? – courtesy of Affirm Press


Pan MacMillan Australia Dr Karl Vital ScienceWIN a copy of Vital Science by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

Get your pulse racing with Australia’s most popular scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki as he illuminates the world around us in his idiosyncratic and totally engrossing way in Vital Science. Discover why people tell lies, why some planets are hotter than stars and how humans are terraforming the Earth. Is cockroach milk really the next Superfood? Why are birds so smart?

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki is the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney. He is a qualified medical doctor, engineer, physicist and mathematician. He has been named one of Australia’s National Living Treasures.

Thanks to our friends at Pan MacMillan Australia, Australian Arts Review has two (2) copies of Vital Science to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Vital Science in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 29 November 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

Vital Science is published by Pan Macmillan Australia and is available from all leading book sellers including Booktopia.

Image: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki: Vital Science – courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia


Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne The Shows, The Stars, The StoriesWIN a copy of Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne: The Shows, The Stars, The Stories

Her Majesty’s great stage has housed everything from Show Boat, Oklahoma! and Fiddler on the Roof to Les Misérables, Mamma Mia!, Mary Poppins and The Rocky Horror Show – hundreds of shows, including an intriguing few that were not exactly box office bonanzas! Its dressing rooms have been home to Dame Nellie Melba, Anna Pavlova and Dame Joan Sutherland as well as Peter Allen, Dame Edna, Jerry Hall, and even Bananas in Pyjamas.

It hasn’t always been easy. Her Majesty’s has survived two world wars, two serious depressions, the introduction of talkies and television, and a disastrous 1929 fire. Seventy years later it escaped almost certain demolition when it was purchased and completely refurbished by entrepreneur Mike Walsh AM OBE.

Your guide on this nostalgic ramble is noted Australian entertainment historian Frank Van Straten. He’s mined not only the treasures in the theatres extensive archive, but also the memories and memorabilia of many showbiz veterans.

Thanks to our friends at Her Majesty’s Theatre, Australian Arts Review has one (1) copy of Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne: The Shows, The Stars, The Stories to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your Name and Address with HMT in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 29 November 2018. Only the Winner will be notified!

Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne: The Shows, The Stars, The Stories is published by Australian Scholarly Publishing and is available from all leading book sellers as well as Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne.

Image: Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne: The Shows, The Stars, The Stories (supplied)


la nuit blanche giveaway Oct_Nov 2018WIN a double pass to La Nuit Blanche (Melbourne)

Melbourne-based, French inspired ensemble La Nuit Blanche seeks to bring the French music they love to a modern Australian audience. Featuring the gypsy sounds of accordion and guitar, and the sexy jazz brawn of saxophone and double bass, with purring jazz and pop vocals, this band is like nothing else in Melbourne.

Thanks to our friends at La Nuit Blanche, Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to their performance at Paris Cat Jazz Club on Friday 14 December 2018 – 7.00pm. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with La Nuit Blanche in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 7 December 2018. Only the Winner will be notified!

La Nuit Blanche will play at Paris Cat Jazz Club, 6 Goldie Place, Melbourne on Friday 14 December 2018 – 7.00pm. For more information, visit: www.pariscat.com.au or www.lanuitblanchemusic.com for details.

Image: La Nuit Blanche (supplied)


La Nuit Blanche Live at The Paris Cat WIN a copy of La Nuit Blanche – Live at The Paris Cat (CD)

Melbourne-based, French inspired ensemble La Nuit Blanche seeks to bring the French music they love to a modern Australian audience. Featuring the gypsy sounds of accordion and guitar, and the sexy jazz brawn of saxophone and double bass, with purring jazz and pop vocals, this band is like nothing else in Melbourne.

Thanks to our friends at La Nuit Blanche, Australian Arts Review has two (2) copies of La Nuit Blanche – Live at The Paris Cat to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with The Paris Cat in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 7 December 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

For more information about La Nuit Blanche, visit: www.lanuitblanchemusic.com for details.

Image: La Nuit Blanche – Live at The Paris Cat (supplied)


Chapel off Chapel Performance Management WIN a double pass to Performance Management (Melbourne)

Where can you marvel at the antics of clowns, witness juggling on a grand scale, gawk at a cavalcade of crazies in a modern day freak show, & get paid for the privilege? Forget waiting for the circus to come to town… it all plays out in every office, every day!

Join Scott Hollingsworth as he reels off hit after spoofed hit. No song is safe in this satirical romp around the modern day office. Lady Gaga, Adele, Britney, Les Miserables, Chicago, & even Disney feel the sting of the Ringmasters whip in this comic musical cabaret.

Thanks to our friends at SHHHH Productions, Australian Arts Review has five (5) double passes to giveaway to Performance Management on Thursday 13 December 2018 – 8.00pm. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Performance Management in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 7 December 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

Performance Management plays at Chapel Off Chapel: 12 – 16 December 2018. For more information, visit: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au for details.

Image: Performance Management (supplied)


New South Books GAYBCs by Rae CongdonWIN a copy of GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet by Rae Congdon

A cheeky, progressive adult alphabet book that celebrates and illuminates LGBTQIA+ terminology. What would happen if someone picked up a classic ABC book, crossed out the words, and replaced them with LGBTQIA+ terms? GAYBCs also defines less commonly known terms such as femme, Mx and ze, and puts a queer-friendly spin on words like wedding and equality.

Rae Congdon is an award-winning graphic designer. In 2016, Rae was awarded an Adobe Design Achievement Award for her book GAYBCs.

Thanks to our friends at New South Books, Australian Arts Review has one (1) copy of GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with GAYBC in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 7 December 2018. Only the Winner will be notified!

GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet is published by New South Books and is available from all leading book sellers including Booktopia.

Image: GAYBCs: A Queer Alphabet – courtesy of New South Books


ASC Macbeth-hand WIN a double pass to Macbeth (Melbourne)

This Summer, join the Australian Shakespeare Company in the surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens as they unleash a visceral new production of Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy. Positioned at the very heart of the action, close enough to feel a pulse, Melbourne is invited to bear silent witness to the unraveling doom of a couple who kill together, and die apart.

Performed in an outdoor setting like no other, earthy surrounds inspire this psychological thriller – enhancing Macbeth’s supernatural tones and the continual seduction of the underworld. It’s a potent tale of morality versus maximum power.

Thanks to our friends at Australian Shakespeare Company, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to Macbeth on Saturday 22 December 2018 – 8.30pm. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Macbeth in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 14 December 2018. Only the Winners will be notified!

Macbeth plays at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens: 21 December 2018 – 23 February 2019. For more information, visit: www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au for details.

Image: Australian Shakespeare Company presents Macbeth (supplied)


The Wind in the Willows giveaway 2018WIN a double pass to The Wind in the Willows (Melbourne)

Join Ratty, Mole, Badger, Otter, Portly and the “famous”  Mr Toad as they return to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne this Summer, in Kenneth Grahame’s immortal story of life on the riverbank, The Wind in the Willows.

Set at the start of a glorious Spring season, this timeless classic begins with an unlikely, lifelong friendship when Mole meets Ratty one day. Through Ratty, Mole meets Badger, Otter, Portly and Toad, and the motley group end up on wonderful and wild adventures –  battling foes, supporting each other, and learning about the importance of friendship.

Thanks to our friends at Australian Shakespeare Company, Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to The Wind in the Willows on Friday 21 December 2018 – 10.00am. TO WIN: Email your Name and Contact Details with Mr Toad in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12 noon – Friday 14 December 2018. Only the Winner will be notified!

The Wind in the Willows plays at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens: 20 December 2018 – 27 January 2019. For more information, visit: www.shakespeareaustralia.com.au for details.

Image: Australian Shakespeare Company presents The Wind in the Willows (supplied)