Rialto-Distribution-MoonboundMoonbound

Based on one of Germany’s most popular children’s books Moonbound, Peter sets out on a magical journey to rescue his little sister Anne – he needs to travel to mysterious territory: the Moon! Anne was kidnapped by the evil Moon Man when she tried to help the beetle Mr. Zoomzeman search for his wife.

On his fantastic adventure, Peter lands on the Star Meadow where he meets the sleepy Mr. Sandman. He knows, only at the Night Fairy’s dinner in the castle in the clouds, they can find out where Anne is – but there aren’t enough seats for everyone.

So they join the wild race along the Milky Way against the five Spirits of Nature: Storm Giant, Lightning Witch, Henry Hail, Rainy Robin and Mother Frost…

Thanks to Rialto Distribution, Australian Arts Review has ten (10) in-cinema family-passes (4 tickets) to giveaway to Moonbound. TO WIN: Email your name and address, with Moonbound in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by noon – Wednesday 23 June 2021 – only the winners will be contacted!

Moonbound screens in cinemas from Thursday 24 June 2021. For more information, visit: www.rialtodistribution.com for details. Checkout the trailer here!

Image: Moonbound (film still) – courtesy of Rialto Distribution


Madman-Entertainment-HerselfHerself

Single-mother Sandra (Clare Dunne) escapes her abusive partner with her two young children, only to find herself trapped in temporary accommodation. After months of struggling, she draws inspiration from one of her daughter’s bedtime stories and hits upon the idea of self-building an affordable home.

She finds an architect who provides her with plans and is offered land by Peggy (Harriet Walter), a woman she cleans for. Aido (Conleth Hill), a building contractor, appears willing to help too.

But as her past rears its head, in the form of Gary (Ian Lloyd Anderson), her possessive ex, and as bureaucrats fight back against her independent spirit, will Sandra be able to rebuild her life from the ground up.

Thanks to Madman Entertainment, Australian Arts Review has five (5) in-cinema double-passes (2 tickets) to giveaway to Herself. TO WIN: Email your name and address, with Herself in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by noon – Friday 25 June 2021 – only the winners will be contacted!

Herself screens in cinemas from Thursday 1 July 2021. For more information, visit: www.madmanfilms.com.au for details. Checkout the trailer here!

Image: Herself – Madman Entertainment


Iron-Lung-Theatre-When-The-Rain-Stops-Falling-Francis-Greenslade-photo-by-Josh-WaynWhen the Rain Stops Falling (Melbourne)

Alice Springs. 2039. A fish falls from the sky. It’s been raining for days, the apocalypse looms ever closer and Gabriel York knows something is wrong.

Presented by Iron Lung Theatre, When the Rain Stops Falling unfolds like a puzzle to be solved. Told through the interconnected stories of two families over four generations, between a prediction in London in 1959 and its outcome in Australia eighty years later.

Written by Andrew Bovell (Lantana, After Dinner, Anthem), When the Rain Stops Falling is an epic and powerful piece of magic realism which asks: do we have the capacity to address the damage of the past in the future?

Thanks to Iron Lung Theatre, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double-passes to giveaway to the performance on Monday 12 July 2021 – 7.00pm. TO WIN: Email your name and telephone number with RAIN in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by noon – Friday 2 July 2021 – only the winners will be contacted!

When the Rain Stops Falling plays at St Kilda’s Theatre Works: 12 – 31 July 2021. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Francis Greenslade – photo by Josh Wayn


AAR Paul Ettore Tabone This Is MePaul Ettore Tabone: This Is Me

After four years of performances as Ubaldo Piangi in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic The Phantom of the Opera, the much-hailed tenor, Paul Ettore Tabone now releases his first studio album, This Is Me.

From a small town, on a sugarcane and pumpkin farm in North Queensland, Australia to a leading opera and musical theatre tenor felt like a fantasy, but this is the real story of Paul Ettore Tabone.

Paul fell in love with singing at an early age and followed his dream to study music, graduating from CQ University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music Theatre degree and today he is being dubbed, ‘Australia’s Andrea Bocelli’.

Thanks to Paul, Australian Arts Review has 2 copies of the studio album, This Is Me, to giveaway. TO WIN: Email your name and telephone number with This Is Me in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by noon – Friday 9 July 2021 – only the winners will be contacted!


Paul Ettore Tabone: This Is Me is available from all major music platforms including Apple Music. For more information, visit: www.paultabone.com for details.

Image: Paul Ettore Tabone: This Is Me (supplied)