Some friendships seem impossible but last a lifetime.

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

Tania McNaughton and Maria Nordenberg’s chemistry is unrivalled…‘  – Benjamin Lamb, Theatre Travels

‘Heartfelt two-hander…full of tenderness‘ – Natasha Boyd, Theatre People

Content warning: References to death by suicide.


Livestreamed Show: July 1, Fri, 7:30pm


Written by 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 Kamath

Operator: Kit Cunneen

Image by Darren Gill


Access Information:

Visual rating 50%: Events are partly subtitled or include dialogue, background music and/or sounds, so d/Deaf and hard of hearing audiences can have some engagement with the event.

Aural Rating 50%: Has both sound and visual components, but sight isn’t essential to be able to engage with the event.