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Marilla Pacific - Engineers of Live Events

Concepts & Designs

Marilla Pacific will build on your existing style guide assets to create a concept that will take your product into the live arena. Creating story, concept drawings, full set construction plans, original music (where necessary), voice talent, stage show casting, direction & choreography.

Performance Execution & Strategy

Using world-class performers and extremely hands on set construction management, Marilla Pacific maintains the quality and integrity of your brand up to and throughout the run of the event. Our live performances will reflect and enhance your brand taking it to all new heights.

Event Management

Marilla Pacific can see each event runs smoothly to the highest standards by using it's own Event Management and Guest Relation Officers. This will ensure your brand is maintained, for the public and the client, through out the duration of the show.


From a full-scale Arena Spectacular to a Product Sample Booth we can help.

Branded / Generic Live Stage Shows and Character Meet & Greets

Ticketed & Non Ticketed

Branded Activation and Experiences

Branded Thematic "Play Zones", Product Launches & Premiers

Brand & Event Management

Maintaining the highest brand quality and staying ahead of the curve


Marilla Pacific specialise in the creation, production and execution of the highest quality productions from children’s entertainment, Brand experiences through to large scale musicals.

  • Our Beginnings

    From the Melbourne based Walt Disney Special Events Offices, Disney's head Event Manager, John Read, branched out and created X-System Entertainment Australia, a Children's theatrical production company that tapped into the South East Asian branded show market. John and his team created live shows and events for numerous brands including; Nickelodeon, Looney Tunes, Sesame Street, Thomas & Friends, Barbie, Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake. They soon became the leaders in this market because of their cutting edge theatrical productions and their incredible attention to detail.

  • Marilla is Born

    Breaking away from the Singapore based audio & lighting company that shared the company's name and supplied equipment to the live events, John took his creative team and formed Marilla. Marilla created events for Transformers, Looney Tunes, Sesame Street, Care Bears and Thomas & Friends.

  • Marilla Takes to New Heights

    Marilla Pacific created and toured it's first ticketed stage show, Looney Tunes Classroom Capers. They successfully tour this production to Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Singapore.

  • Looking Forward

    Marilla Pacific continues to consult for major brands, produce new live content, build and as always deliver the highest quality events for the family market across the globe.

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Our Amazing Team

Marilla captures a synergistic collaboration of leading creative professionals who produce successful, entertaining and rewarding theatrical experiences for all.

The Marilla team has an established successful event history, collaborating with world leading properties to create exceptional events and reach millions of audience members throughout Australasia.

John Read

Managing Director / Excutive Producer

Anthony O'Donohue

Creative Director


Alastair Flemming

Artistic Director Head Concept & Set Design

But we are only as good as the wider team we have surrounding us, including our incredible choreographers, world-class performers, sound engineers, event management and event crew.

Contact Us

Ph +61 3 9005 2140 - Fax +61 3 9005 2278