My Best Dead Friend

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Photo: Peter Jennings

  • Comedy
  • Theatre

My Best Dead Friend

Season Finished

A comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum.

December, 1998. Dunedin.
High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do.

This is a story about my best friends. Ok, no, this is actually mostly a story about me.

My Best Dead Friend is a true story about heart-breaking grief and enduring friendship, featuring a soundtrack from The Verlaines to the Backstreet Boys, and the words of Tuwhare, Baxter and Bishop. It’s a joyful comedy from a heavy heart.

An “authentic and brilliant” storytelling comedy show, My Best Dead Friend is created by Anya Tate-Manning (Hudson & Halls Live!) and Isobel MacKinnon (Best Director, 2015 NZ Fringe Festival).

“Hilarious and refreshing” PERTH ARTS LIVE

“Tackles big subjects with a light touch.” PANTOGRAPH PUNCH

WINNER - Best of Fringe, NZ Fringe 2018
WINNER - Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award, NZ Fringe 2018
NOMINATED - West Australian Arts Editor’s Award, Perth FringeWorld 2016

Zanetti Productions

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Thu 18 & Fri 19 Oct, 8pm
60 mins, no interval
FULL $39
UNDER 19 $25
GROUP OF 6+ $35pp
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