Here's how this Sydney theatre director got the attention of Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift. Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty.

One of the biggest popstars on the plant, Taylor Swift has just tweeted a Sydney theatre company permission to use her song “Shake It Off” in one of its upcoming productions.

Just one day out from their premiere of “Seventeen”, a play about 17-year-olds playing 70-year-olds on their last day at school, the Belvoir Theatre in Surry Hills was denied the rights to use Swift’s smash hit in the show.

With all local avenues exhausted Anne-Louise Sarks, the resident director at the theatre, took to Twitter to ask the singer-songwriter directly.

Sarks’ plea snowballed into a huge online campaign to get Swift on board. She tweeted all of Swift’s fan pages, Hollywood A-listers such as Russell Crowe and Hugh Jackman, and started a hashtag: #greygrey4taytay.

And it worked.

A couple of hours later, Sarks had her Twitter prayers answered.

Here’s a taster of the play here.

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