Oi Taylor Swift, Let These Aussie Theatre Legends use ‘Shake it Off’ in their play

Have you seen the news? Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre company are petitioning Taylor Swift (or anyone who can get in touch with ‘her Royal Swiftiness‘, according to musicfeeds.com.au) to convince them to grant the rights to her pop anthem ‘Shake it Off’ in their production of Seventeen, which opens tomorrow night.

Seventeen is about a group of teenagers drinking, singing, dancing, gabbling, worrying and maybe even pashing their way through their last night of childhood and their first night of adulthood. And they are played by Australian theatre veterans Barry Otto, Peter Carroll, Maggie Dence, John Gaden, Genevieve Lemon and Anna Volska.

Check out the info on musicfeeds.com.au and get tweeting!


“Dear Tay Tay…”



All’s well that ends well – Taylor Swift eventually granted permission and opening night went ahead.

Ah, the power of social media!



Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

Erin James

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