La Mama

She Wrote the Letter

Some friendships seem impossible but last a lifetime

Performances & Gigs

Event Details


Performances & Gigs

Event Starts

Jun 22, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 3, 2022


La Mama HQ


205 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC, Australia

She Wrote The Letter is a play based on the unlikely real friendship of two teenagers – Ute from East Germany and Tania from New Zealand. Drawn from a 30 year correspondence starting as pen pals in 1979, their letters affectionately map their navigation of the difficult East-West divide. Despite all that should divide them, their connection grows and strengthens and ends up taking them places they never suspected it could.

A fascinating, funny, joyous and heart-warming new Australian play.

‘A standout piece of modern Australian theatre’ – Fiona Anderson, Weekend Notes

Content warning: references to death by suicide

Written by Kieran Carroll

Director & Dramaturg – Cathy Hunt

Performers – Tania McNaughton & Maria Nordenberg Lighting Design – Harrie Hogan

Sound Design – Jess Keeffe Operator – Kit Cunneen

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