Riverside presents Zanetti Productions
MY BEST DEAD FRIEND
Created by Anya Tate-Manning and Isobel MacKinnon
Get your best friends together for a night out at the theatre with a special play that celebrates all of life’s precious moments.
Come on a trip down memory lane to 1998 and join Anya and her friends, a group of teenagers living in the furthest part of the Southern hemisphere, Dunedin, as they navigate the highs and lows of growing up.
Direct from New Zealand comes this award-winning, heart-warming story about enduring friendship.
From relatable experiences, to 80s and 90s pop culture references, this is a play about life’s precious moments, wild adventures, possums on the roof and a desire for rebellion, brought to life by an energetic one-woman performance and live chalk drawings.
Featuring a soundtrack from Bob Dylan to the Backstreet Boys, My Best Dead Friend is a mix of comedy, drama, laughter, tears and nostalgia.
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.
Photos by Philip Merry
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