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Hate Mail

  • Jack Mann Auditorium 53 Solway Ave Christchurch, Canterbury, 8041 New Zealand (map)

It's finally here! DRAMASOC's spring production: HATE MAIL!

We are very excited to bring you this epistolary play with a wee twist - a different cast every night! That's right, two different actors will take on this dramedy having only had the opportunity to read through the script once or twice. So come once, twice, thrice or all five nights of the run - it's bound to be a different show each night!


When Preston’s souvenir shop snow globe breaks on his flight home from New York he decides that warrants a refund of his money. Upon writing a letter to the store requesting said refund he finds himself in written contact with an angry and despondent Dahlia who insists, as stated in the store, that there ARE NO REFUNDS. 

Their ongoing correspondence via letters leads to lawsuits, love and a spot of casual thievery. The entitled Preston Dennis Jr. finally meets his match in the angst-ridden artist, Dahlia Markle.


Show time/dates: 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm), 2-3 and 9-11 October
Venue: DW1, Jack Mann Auditorium
Tickets: $12/$15 available from DASH TICKETS or on the door each night (cash only).


Thursday 2nd - James van Dyk and Alissa Thompson
Friday 3rd - Liam Boardman and Poppy Stowell
Thursday 9th - Luke Cossey and Cassidy Sykes
Friday 10th - Sam Mitchell and Tessa Livingston
Saturday 11th - John Bayne and Hannah Gin

Earlier Event: September 23
Dramasoc Workshop 2.0
Later Event: March 11
The Female of the Species
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