My Best Dead Friend

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My Best Dead Friend

Venue Lennox Theatre
Dates 11 October - 12 October 2019
Category Live Event

Riverside presents Zanetti Productions
Created by Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon

Hilarious and refreshing” (Perth Arts Live)
Authentic and brilliant” (The Australia Times)

Get your friends together for a night out with a special one-hour comedy theatre show based on real life events.

December 1998. Dunedin, New Zealand. 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.

A hit around the world with seasons in Melbourne, Perth, Edinburgh and it’s homeland of New Zealand, don’t miss this award-winning, heart-warming coming of age story all about friendship.

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.

Photos by Philip Merry

Created by
Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon

Anya Tate-Manning

Director/Stage Manager
Isobel MacKinnon

Performance Designer
Meg Rollandi

Jo Randerson

Touring Technician
Owen McCarthy

Zanetti Productions

“Extraordinary joys and sorrows, extraordinary rebellions and submissions.” – The West Australian

“…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


My Best Dead Friend

We’re excited to share this special comedy show with you – tell your friends, tell your enemies!

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Ticket Prices

MembersAdult $42
Concession $37
30 Club $30
Child 18 & Under $30
Concession $44
30 & Under $39
GROUPSGroups 10+ $44
SCHOOLSStudent/Teacher $23

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