Theatre-Works-SlutnikWIN a double pass to SLUTNIK™ (Melbourne)

Part lip-sync, part fighting montage, part open mic night… SLUTNIK™ is a queer glitter-bomb of an event detailing the final fortnight on Earth of the International Fleet of Lesbian Space Cannibals.

We’re just about to lift-off, and motherboard has initiated very important and very gay training for the lesbians on board before their intergalactic travels.

They’ve not given away their lift-off location… but rumour has it that wherever they are, they’re living on the flesh of selected political officials. Directed by Tansy Gorman, SLUTNIK™ by Flick is a love letter to queer relationships and friendships.

Thanks to Mira Ball Productions, Australian Arts Review has one (1) double pass to giveaway to SLUTNIK™ at Theatre Works, St Kilda on Wednesday 2 and Thursday 3 February 2022 – 7.30pm.

TO WIN: Email your name and address, your preferred performance date (either 2 or 3 February) and SLUTNIK™ in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Monday 31 January 2022 – only the winners will be contacted!

SLUTNIK™ will be presented at Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda: 1 – 4 February 2022. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: SLUTNIK™ – courtesy of Mira Ball Productions


Midsumma-The-Shy-Manifesto-Jake-Matricardi-photo-by-Ali-ChoudhryWIN a double pass to The Shy Manifesto (Melbourne)

Seventeen-year-old Callum is proud to be shy and he thinks you should be too – because what this noisy, crazy world needs right now is a bit more self-restraint. Tonight he is to address an audience of radical shy comrades and incite the meek to finally rise up and inherit the earth.

But memories of the previous night’s drunken escapades at a classmate’s end-of-term party keep intruding, and threaten to upend the fragile identity he has so carefully created for himself.

Jake Matricardi stars in this bittersweet coming-of-age comedy/drama about a shy boy who is fed up of constantly being told to come out of his shell.

Thanks to Gavin Roach, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to The Shy Manifesto at the Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray on Tuesday 1 February 2022 – 6.30pm.

TO WIN: Email your name and address with The Shy Manifesto in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Monday 31 January 2022 – only the winners will be contacted!

The Shy Manifesto will be presented at Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde Street, Footscray, as part of the 2022 Midsumma Festival: 1 – 5 February 2022. For more information, visit: www.midsumma.org.au for details.

Image: Jake Matricardi stars in The Shy Manifesto – photo by Ali Choudhry


AAR-Midsumma-Gavin-Roach-RunWIN a double pass to Run (Melbourne)

Yonni is a seventeen-year-old gay Jewish kid. His devoutly religious family is preparing for the weekly shabbat, but he can think only about his schoolmate, Adam, with whom he is infatuated.

As the evening’s events unfold – some of them real, some of them imagined – a deeply personal story about first love and infatuation expands to interrogate the difficult intersection of religion and queerness.

Encompassing a world beyond space and time, Stephen Laughton’s Run explores what it means to love, to lose, to rebel and how to grieve. Australian Premiere!

Thanks to Gavin Roach, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to Run at the Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray on Tuesday 1 February 2022 – 8.00pm.

TO WIN: Email your name and address with Run in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Monday 31 January 2022 – only the winners will be contacted!

Run will be presented at Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde Street, Footscray, as part of the 2022 Midsumma Festival: 1 – 5 February 2022. For more information, visit: www.midsumma.org.au for details.

Image: Run – photo by Ali Choudhry


GR-Bottom-Ryan-Stewart-photo-by-Ali-ChoudhryWIN a double pass to Bottom (Melbourne)

Bums, Beyoncé and burnt fish fingers. Gavin Roach presents Bottom by Willy Hudson.

Locked in his bathroom during a tragic third date, Willy asks: are you a Top or a Bottom? Join Willy for a queer coming-of-age remix, as he questions if ‘bottom’ in the bedroom means ‘bottom’ in life – and whether Beyoncé can help put his love on top.

This is for anyone who hates making the first move. Anyone who thinks they are unlovable. Anyone that’s ever tried to be someone they’re not.

Thanks to Gavin Roach, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to Bottom at the Bluestone Church Arts Space, Footscray on Tuesday 1 February 2022 – 9.30pm.

TO WIN: Email your name and address with Bottom in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Monday 31 January 2022 – only the winners will be contacted!

Bottom will be presented at Bluestone Church Arts Space, 8A Hyde Street, Footscray, as part of the 2022 Midsumma Festival: 1 – 5 February 2022. For more information, visit: www.midsumma.org.au for details.

Image: Ryan Stewart stars in Bottom – photo by Ali Choudhry


Europa-Europa-The-Souvenir-Part-TwoWIN a double pass to the Europa Europa Film Festival (Melbourne & Sydney)

From international film festival favourites to star-studded blockbusters and subversive works helmed by Europe’s most celebrated auteurs, Europa! Europa is set to bring the very best of European cinema to Australian shores for the first time from 4 – 27 February 2022.

Featuring 43 films from 42 countries, the Festival brings Europe’s most innovative, audacious and daring films to audiences down under in Sydney and Melbourne.

Thanks to Europa! Europa Film Festival, Australian Arts Review has five (5) double passes to giveaway to the Europa! Europa Film Festival in Melbourne & Sydney.

TO WIN: Email your name and address with Europa! Europa in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Monday 31 January 2022 – only the winners will be contacted!

The 2022 Europa! Europa Film Festival screens in Melbourne at Classic Cinemas (Elsternwick) & Lido Cinemas (Hawthorn), and in Sydney at Ritz Cinemas (Randwick) from 4 – 27 February. For more information and full program, visit: www.europafilmfestival.com.au for details.

Image: The Souvenir Part Two (film Still)


Theatre-Works-Betty-Sally-McKenzie-and-Jules-Allen-photo-by-Underground-MediaWIN a double pass to Betty (Melbourne)

A complex tale of a mother’s unresolved traumatic childhood and the echoing impact on her daughter, this highly anticipated premiere season is an unapologetic, candid, and wonderfully amusing new work by writer and social scientist, Jules Allen.

Largely autobiographical, Betty is a powerful and unfiltered exploration of the mother/daughter relationship as Lucy’s mother, Rose, succumbs to dementia and (although never close) Lucy finds herself in the challenging position of trying to care for her.

Weaving through this unpredictable landscape she is brought face-to-face with the harrowing nature of old age and decline, and the urgency this places on the many unanswered questions of the past.

Thanks to Theatre Works, Australian Arts Review has two (2) double passes to giveaway to Betty at Theatre Works, St Kilda on Wednesday 16 February 2022 – 7.30pm.

TO WIN: Email your name and address with Betty in the Subject Line to: admin@artsreview.com.au by 12noon – Friday 4 February 2022 – only the winners will be contacted!

Betty will be presented at Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda: 16 – 26 February 2022. For more information, visit: www.theatreworks.org.au for details.

Image: Sally McKenzie and Jules Allen – photo by Underground Media


Note: please only enter – if you are able to attend the above performances