Monday 23 April 2018

Taylor Swift saves the day for elderly theatre group denied rights to 'Shake it Off'

Actors in Seventeen at the Belvoir Theatre, Sydney.
Actors in Seventeen at the Belvoir Theatre, Sydney.
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Taylor Swift must be getting a little tired of being hassled for help for everything from lost fan tickets to elderly theatre groups' opening nights on Twitter.

Even if she is, she's not showing it, taking the time to save the day for a group of Aussie actors who were denied the rights to use her hit song 'Shake it Off' in their new play.

Seventeen stars a group of famous elderly Australian actors who play 17-year-olds on their last day of school and do a dance number for Taylor's hit.

However, theatre director Anne-Louise Sarks was forced to beg Taylor for help when they were denied the rights at the very last minute.

Sarks bombarded Taylor with seven tweets explaining the situation and using the hashtag #greygrey4taytay.

She also bombarded Taylor fan groups and fellow Aussies Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe.

Her zillions of tweets worked, however, as Swift replied "Permission granted" and the show did go on.

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