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My Best Dead Friend (Aotearoa New Zealand)

Thursday 18th-Friday 19th October 2018

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).

“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
Proudly presented by the Nelson Arts Festival.


October 18–19, 2018


Thu 18 & Fri 19 Oct, 8pm; Duration: 60 mins, no interval


Nelson & suburbs


The Suter Art Gallery and Theatre
208 Bridge Street, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Full $39, Under 19 $25, Senior $35, Group of 6+ $35pp Plus Ticket Direct Service Fee

Tickets from Tickets from Ticket Direct outlets, Theatre Royal, Nelson iSITE, Richmond Mall ph. 03 548 3840, ext 2; 0800 224 224.


Ph. 03 545 8734

Additional Info

Official Website


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