Riverside presents Zanetti Productions
MY BEST DEAD FRIEND
Created by Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon
This is a story about my best friends.
Ok, no, this is actually mostly a story about me.
December, 1998. Dunedin.
High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do.
This is a comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love, and a possum.
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). It was first performed in 2016 at Perth Fringe World at the prestigious Blue Room Theatre, where it was nominated for the West Australian Arts Editor’s Award.
Awards and Accolades
The Summerhall Award – Melbourne Fringe 2018
Best of Fringe – NZ Fringe Festival 2018
Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award – NZ Fringe Festival 2018
The West Australian Arts Editor’s Award – Perth FringeWorld 2016
Meg Rollandi for The Fringe Grand Design Award – NZ Fringe Festival 2018
Anya Tate-Manning for Outstanding Performer – NZ Fringe Festival 2018
FYI This production contains mild coarse language. Suitable for ages 12+ years. Please ensure that you arrive to the theatre early as there will be a total lock out for this show after the first 10 minutes.
Dates & Times
Thursday 10 October 2019 at 7:45pm
Friday 11 October 2019 at 7:45pm
Saturday 12 October 2019 at 2:15pm & 7:45pm
Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon
“Extraordinary joys and sorrows, extraordinary rebellions and submissions.” – The West Australian
“Hilarious and refreshing.” – perthartslive.com
“Authentic and brilliant.” -theaustraliatimes.com
“…frank-hearted, charmingly performed, thoroughly entertaining.” – Theatreview, NZ
“…tackles big subjects with a light touch. Its deceptively simple, clever and well worth seeing.” – Pantograph Punch, NZ