Some friendships seem impossible but last a lifetime.

She Wrote the Letter is based on an unlikely, long-lasting real friendship between Ute from East Germany and Tania from New Zealand – two women who maintained a 30-year committed pen relationship across language and cultural barriers, and through the collapse of communism.

Written by prolific Melbourne playwright, Kieran Carroll, in a collaboration with award-winning director Cathy Hunt, the play is drawn from correspondence that begins from a series of youthful letters from 1979 navigating the difficult East-West divide, before drawing us into complex family lives over decades.

Throughout all the political changes and shifts, and the evolution of their own lives, Ute and Tania maintain a loving connection and a longing to see each other’s countries. Performed  She Wrote the Letter is based on a genuine experience through an incredible time in history.

“A standout piece of modern Australian theatre” says Weekend Notes. “Heartfelt two-hander…full of tenderness” writes Theatrepeople; from Theatre Travels: “If you’re looking for something that’s going to make you think about the world a little bit differently, look no further than She Wrote the Letter.”

Don’t miss the premiere of this funny, joyous, and heart-warming new Australian play.

SEASON 22 June – 3 July 2022

TIMES Wed 6.30pm, Thu, Fri and Sat 7.30pm Sun 4pm

LIVE STREAM Fri 1 July 7.30pm

VENUE La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton

LENGTH 85 minutes

TICKETS $30 Adult | $20 Concession | $10 Live Stream

BOOKINGS 03 9347 6948 or

Writer: Kieran Carroll
Director & Dramaturg: Cathy Hunt
Performers: Tania McNaughton & Maria Nordenberg
Lighting Design: Harrie Hogan
Sound Design: Jess Keeffe
Set & Costume Design: Grace Mallinson
Associate Producer: Rachel Kameth
Operator: Natalya Shield
LaMama PR images: Darren Gill

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