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StagePlayer+ Launches Exclusive Australian Theatre Shows

9 May 2022

9th May 2022
Australian Theatre Live launches on StagePlayer+

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:

StagePlayer+ website:

Australian Theatre Live website:

Show Credits:

AWAY 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 EMERALD CITY 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

YOU'RE NOT SPECIAL 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 LIBERTY EQUALITY FRATERNITY 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 THE DAPTO CHASER 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 THE WHARF REVUE 2015 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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