This competition has closed.Winners were: Carmel Pedler, Chris Morrissey, Jessie O'Neill, Yetty Daly, Arlene Corfield, Vikki Jones, Adam Obrien, Sue Tominich, Angela Wall, Melanie Dunn, Grace Stripeikis, Sava Matic, Lisa Brunswick, Felicity Wilson, Jeni Wie, Princesse Arnolda, Renee Paxton, Linda Goodwin, Ian Mason, Irene Polglase, Sharon Cartwright, Jenna Crowe, Mary Corkeron, Elaine Elemani, Tiffany Grange, Sue Irvin, Hayley Vincent, Ericka Hill, Amanda Bilobrk, Brian Johns, Ana Stewart, Jean Smyth, Lynne Moore, Afron Jenkins, Winston & Corrine Hopman, M Rozanski, Bronwyn Pech, Jessie O’Neil, Michael Collins, Yvonne Seebohm, Jennifer Murray, Stacey Power, Marion Davis, Elizabeth Daly, Darren Eorle, Kerrin Hampstead, Keith Cateman, Jo Jesser.
We've got 50 in-season double passes to see The Sapphires at Greater Union Manuka. Winners will be notified by email and tickets available for collection from The Canberra Times at Fyshwick.
The Sapphires is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late ‘60s about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager.
Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices – called The Sapphires – are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam.
Catapulted onto the world stage as Australia’s answer to the Supremes, their journey of discovery offers them not only the chance to show off their musical skills, but find love and togetherness, experience loss and grow as women.
The Sapphires is an adaptation of the hugely successful Australian stage musical of the same name, and is inspired by the remarkable true story of writer Tony Briggs' mother and three aunts.
The four Sapphires are joyfully played by AFI Award winner Deborah Mailman, Australian pop sensation Jessica Mauboy and newcomers Miranda Tapsell and Shair Sebbens. Bridesmaids actor Chris O'Dowd delivers a tour de force comic performance as their manager, that is at once incredibly funny, likeable and genuine.
Receiving a ten minute standing ovation at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, The Sapphires is a crowd-pleasing combination of comedy, heart and romance and an unbeatable soul music soundtrack, set against the racial and social upheaval of the late 1960s. A jewel-bright charmer and an Australian classic, The Sapphires is not to be missed.