Australian Theatre Live launches on Stage Player

Shows include, Away, Emerald City, You’re Not Special, Liberty Equality Fraternity, The Dapto Chaster, The Wharf Revue


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Performing Arts streaming platform, StagePlayer+ is proud to announce its exclusive partnership with Australian Theatre Live, making Australian stories on stage accessible to all arts lovers around the world for the first time, regardless of language and location.

Australian Theatre Live record and distribute popular theatre to audiences across the country, aiming to inspire, encourage and promote artistic achievement at every level of playwriting and live-performance and to record and preserve Australia's stage production heritage for the future.

Rich Jacobs, CEO of StagePlayer+, said, "As the world's first Pay Per View Performing Arts streaming platform, StagePlayer+ is excited to partner with Australian Theatre live and help celebrate and share the artistic achievements of Australia's rich theatrical culture with a global audience".

Grant Dodwell, Creative Director of Australian Theatre Live, said, "It's fantastic to join with StagePlayer+ in opening this huge international window to Australian stories on stage in a way that makes them much more easily accessible. It gives people of all cultures an opportunity to enjoy, criticise and understand the world from an Australian perspective".

StagePlayer+ and Australian Theatre Live offer an exciting array of Australian theatre shows allowing theatre lovers to discover talent from across the globe from the comfort of their own homes.
Productions include:
AWAY - It’s the summer of 1967, and three families head away for a beach holiday.
EMERALD CITY - Fading screenwriter Colin is not long in Sydney before he’s seduced by its obsession with success.
YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL - Dan meets an attractive stranger, setting off a series of events that threaten to derail his life.
LIBERTY EQUALITY FRATERNITY - Australian culture and politics put under the microscope.
THE DAPTO CHASER - Against all the odds, he’s betting on a miracle.
THE WHARF REVUE 2015 - Over 15 years and 21 shows, they’ve mercilessly mocked all the usual suspects.
Distributing content to over 130 million TV households worldwide, StagePlayer+ is the world’s first pay per view Performing Arts focused platform, giving culture fans access to premium West End and Broadway shows, live music concerts, dance, stand-up comedy and independent films, all in one place.

Acting as a virtual venue, StagePlayer+ offers the ultimate in flexibility and convenience, with no monthly subscription, whereupon viewers only pay for the shows they want to watch, which aims to help theatres and production companies monetise their content and thrive in a post-pandemic world.

How to watch:
Via the StagePlayer+ app on Amazon Fire TV or via browser at:

Notes to Editors:
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Australian Theatre Live website:

Show Credits:
Year of release: 2017
Cast: Marco Chiappi, Julia Davis, Wadih Dona, Glenn Hazeldine, Natasha Herbert, Heather Mitchell, Liam Nunan, Naomi Rukavina
Creative Team: Playwright: Michael Gow
Director: Matthew Lutton
Set & Costume Design: Dale Ferguson
Lighting Design: Paul Jackson
Sound Design: J. David Franzke
Choreography by Stephanie Lake
Photography by Pia Johnson

Year of release: 2014
Cast: Lucy Bell, Mitchell Butel, Jennifer Hagan, Kelly Paterniti, Ben Winspear and Gareth Yuen
Creative Team: Playwright: David Williamson
Director: Lee Lewis
Designer: Ken Done
Costume Designer and Associate Set Designer: Sophie Fletcher
Lighting Designer: Luiz Pampolha
Composer: Kelly Ryal
Photographer: Brett Boardman
Year of release: 2021 
Cast: Arkia Ashraf, Kate Skinner, Ariadne Sgouros 
Creative Team: Playwright: Sam O’Sullivan
Direction: Samantha Young
Produced: Robbi James & Erica Lovell
Associate Produced: Talia Meyerowitz-Katz
Dramaturgy: Dominic Mercer
Set & Costume Design: Anna Gardiner
Lighting Design: Martin Kinnane
Sound Design: Kaitlyn Crocker
Stage Management: Christopher Starnawski
Assistant Stage Management: Talia Meyerowitz-Katz

Year of release: 2013
Cast: Caroline Brazier, Andrew Ryan and Helmut Bakaitis
Creative Team: Playwright:  Geoffrey Atherden
Director: Shannon Murphy
Designer: Michael Hankin
Lighting Designer: Verity Hampson
Sound Designer: Stephen Toulmin
Photography: Heidrun Lohr

Year of release: 2014 
Cast: Danny Adcock, Noel Hodda, Jamie Oxenbould, Richard Sydenham 
Creative Team: Playwright: Mary Rachel Brown
Director: Glynn Nicholas
Producer: Dino Dimitriadis
Set and Costume Designer: Georgia Hopkins
Lighting Designer: Toby Knyvett
Sound Designer: Daryl Wallis
Stage Manager: Cara Woods
Photography by Robert Catto

Year of release: 2015
Cast: Amanda Bishop, Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott. 
Creative Team: Written and created by Jonathan Biggins, Drew Forsythe and Phillip Scott.
Photography Brett Boardman

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May 13, 2022 7:00am ET by JV Publicity  


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