My Best Dead Friend

My Best Dead Friend, from Zanetti Productions is presented at the Southland Arts Festival.

Created by Anya Tate-Manning & Isobel MacKinnon, the play is performed by Anya Tate-Manning with direction by Isobel MacKinnon.

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.

Winner of the Best of Fringe at the NZ Fringe Festival, 2018, My Best Dead Friend is a true story a joyful, playful solo show from a heavy heart.

With music ranging from The Verlaines to the Backstreet Boys, My Best Dead Friend is a nostalgic, bitter-sweet comedy that celebrates friendship and the challenges of growing up, even if you are not really ready to.
What makes it all so engaging is the degree to which we can see ourselves, our friends, our lives and a larger social history in the consummate storytelling Tate-Manning’s Anya delivers. As Tate-Manning gets to learn from who Anya was and how life was back then, so do we. Theatreview

Buy a ticket for My Best Dead Friend and Jane Doe for $48 and see both shows on the one night.& Just select Double Bill Deal when purchasing tickets.

More Information My Best Dead Friend
Repertory House,
167 Esk Street,
Adults - $30.00
Under 30's - $20.00 Persons under 30 years with I/D
Concession - $20.00 Seniors and Unwaged
Double Bill Deal - $48.00 A single ticket for both  My Best Dead Friend and Jane Do
Wheel Chair seating please ring.
03 21 87188
Phone or pick up tickets can be picked up prior to the event until Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 4.30pm from:
Southland Chamber of Commerce
SIT Arcade
Esk Street
Or at the door prior to entry from 8.00pm
Tickets will be sold at the door on the day depending on availability.
Doors open at 8.00pm
Show starts at 8.15pm
Ticket Pricing (NZD)
  • General Admission
  • Adult
  • DBL Bill
  • Under 30
*All prices include applicable taxes


The following fees may apply:

  • A per ticket service fee.
  • $5.00 Per transaction for pickup tickets.
  • $8.00 Per transaction for NZ courier deliveries.
  • $12.00 Per transaction for NZ rural deliveries.
  • A fee from 3.00 % will apply on the total value of all electronic transactions including credit and debit cards.
Additional Disclaimers

No refunds or exchanges on any ticket price except as required by Law.

All Prices and all Other Charges are Inclusive of all taxes, if any.