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My Best Dead Friend


Fri 14 Sep 2018, 9:15pm
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 9:15pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018, 8:15pm
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 9:15pm
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 9:15pm
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 9:15pm
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 9:15pm

Where: Arts House - North Melbourne Town Hall, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne, Victoria

Restrictions: All Ages Licensed

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $25.00
  • Concession: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Zanetti Productions

Winner: Best of Fringe & Melbourne Tour Ready Award - NZ Fringe 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). 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.

Warning: Contains mild coarse language

“Extraordinary joys and sorrows, extraordinary rebellions and submissions.” (The West Australian)
“Hilarious and refreshing” (
“Authentic and brilliant” (
“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

as part of Melbourne Fringe Festival