Documentary film about musical theatre superfans set for release this May

A new documentary film is set to shed light on the unexplored world of musical theatre superfans.

Repeat Attenders will be released worldwide on video on demand from Saturday, May 16 with pre-order available now.

Created by Australian independent filmmaker, Mark Dooley, Repeat Attenders is a feature-length documentary film that takes us inside the fascinating and unexplored world of musical theatre superfans.

The film be available from Saturday 16th May 2020 via Vimeo On Demand, and will later be released on iTunes, Amazon and all other VOD platforms.

It shines a spotlight on the superfans and this growing global phenomenon of ‘repeat attending’, as it examines just how far the most extreme superfans will go in pursuit of their passion – some with devastating consequences.

The documentary delves into the psychology of the most extreme superfans and introduces us to some of the world’s biggest, most extreme superfans of shows such as Cats, Rent, Les Misérables and Starlight Express.

You can watch a trailer below…

Filmmaker Mark Dooley said: “With the world’s stages shut down for the foreseeable future, Repeat Attenders now plays a different role for the viewer. The film was originally created as a love letter to fans of theatre of all levels, but is now an archive of what going to the theatre used to be like, before COVID-19 put an end to being an audience member anywhere. It will be detrimental to the well-being of the human race that this experience can no longer occur.

“I hope Repeat Attenders gives comfort to those missing theatre and performing arts at the moment. It will be back, and we will be able to enjoy our passion once more. For now, hold onto those memories and treasured moments, because they can’t be taken away from you.”

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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