Win our only double pass to The Play That Goes Wrong!

Column: Giveaways   |   Date Published: Wednesday, 8 March 17   |   Author: Andrew Nardi   |   2 months, 3 weeks ago

London’s biggest comedy hit, the riotous theatrical disaster The Play That Goes Wrong described as Fawlty Towers meets Noises Off, will have a limited season at Canberra Theatre from April 25. The Play That Goes Wrong introduces ‘The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society' who are attempting to put on a 1920s murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong ... does, as the accident-prone thespians battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

This very special ANZAC Day double pass giveaway for The Play That Goes Wrong is at Canberra Theatre on Tuesday April 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets are valued at $100, making for a $200 prize pool.

For your chance to win our only double pass to The Play That Goes Wrong, all you have to do is email and tell us about a time when something you've done has gone completely and hilariously wrong.

Email the editor with your name, phone number and address to see if you can pick up yourself a one of these.

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Win one of two double passes to Flickerfest!:

Celebrating 26 years as 'The Home Of Great Short Film' in 2017, Flickerfest is bringing its National Tour to Canberra across two nights, showcasing the Best of Australian Shorts and Best of EU Shorts programme, with films hand-picked from the festival's 2,400 entries.

The Flickerfest 2017 tour to Canberra, on Wednesday April 5 at 7pm, will screen the Best of Australian Shorts programme, including the suspenseful Highway by Canberra native Vanessa Gazy. Against the backdrop of the Snowy Mountains, "news bulletins from the future forewarn of grave danger for a teen runaway hitchhiking alone on a mountain highway".

Also screening are Flickerfest Best Animation award winner Fish with Legs, with voices by Frank Woodley and Barry Otto, and MESSiAH, a playful collision of cultures in the Australian wilderness, starring David Gulpilil and written and directed by Underbelly star Damian Walshe-Howling. This screening is followed by a fabulous After Party with drinks from Flickerfest's generous partners.  

On Thursday April 6 at 7pm, get ready for the Best of EU Shorts programme, offering a specially curated selection of European gems. Highlights of this programme are recent Academy Award winner Mindenki (Sing) from Hungary, in which Zsófi, a young girl admitted to a famous children's choir, needs to teach her cruel teacher a lesson; the Academy Nominated Spanish love story Timecode about two security guards who find an interesting way to communicate with each other; and Flickerfest 2017 Best EU Short award winner Il Silenzio (The Silence) a co-production between Italy and France, in which a young refugee girl has to translate things way beyond her years to her mother.

Don't miss out on Flickerfest 2017 when it arrives in Canberra at Palace Electric Cinemas!

For your chance to win one of two double passes to Flickerfest on Wed–Thu April 6–7 at Palace Cinemas, all you have to do is email and tell us your name and which night you would like to attend.

Win one of three double passes to Richard 3!:

Richard is hideous. And Richard was born knowing that he would one day be a ruler. His hunchbacked deformity masks his seething malevolence. His brutal mind breeds brutal times when not even children are safe.

Award-winning actor Kate Mulvany (The Literati and Macbeth) will embody one of the most ambitious and gleefully amoral villains ever written in Bell Shakespeare’s Richard 3. First performed around 1593, Richard 3 is the portrait of a Machiavellian psychopath, a cold-blooded and dastardly manipulator who slaughters his family, marries his victim’s widow and eventually betrays his allies, all in his quest to become king.

For your chance to one of threee double passes to see Richard 3 at The Playhouse on Saturday April 8, all you have to do is email your name and contact details to with QUEEN BMA in the subject line.

Win one of four copies of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4)!:

Yeah, we give away video games sometimes. What of it?

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands is the first military shooter set in an enormous and responsive open-world. It’s playable in single-player or up to four-player co-op. Gamers play in Bolivia a few years from now, a country turned by the vicious Santa Blanca drug cartel into a narco-state. The Ghosts have to cripple the Santa Blanca cartel’s operation, breaking alliances between the drug lords and the corrupt government, and saving the Bolivian population from the cruelty of El Sueño, Santa Blanca’s ruthless leader. It's a scenario that's best experienced from the safety of your own living room, we promise you.

For your chance to win one of four copies of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4), all you have to do is email and tell us, on a scale of one to death, how likely you are to survive in a combat scenario. Be honest, people.

Win one of ten double passes to 'Colossal'!:

I've always said that Anne Hathaway just needs to score a role as a gargantuan monster to really push her career to the next level. This isn't quite that, but it's probably as close as she's ever going to get.

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realisation that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world. 

Deconstructing the monster movie genre in wildly imaginative ways, writer-director Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial, Open Windows) unleashes a fantastical tale that also triumphs as a wholly original and subversive romantic comedy. Featuring an empowering central performance by Anne Hathaway – playing a train-wreck fumbling toward redemption as she did in Rachel Getting MarriedColossal is that rare beast, the story of a woman battling for her survival and taking control of her own life in the shadow of two very different monsters on either side of the world.

For your chance to win one of ten double passes to see Colossal, all you have to do is email and tell us your plan if a large monster were suddenly to attack Canberra.

Passes are valid at either Dendy Cinemas or Palace Electric. The film opens on Thursday April 13.



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