Zanetti Productions presents

The Basement Tapes

Following her grandmother’s death, a girl faces the overwhelming task of clearing out the basement. She discovers a series of mysterious tape recordings made by her grandmother. As she hears these tapes for the first time, things start to unravel…

Twin Peaks meets Serial in this Fringe First-winning New Zealand mystery, which combines the immediacy of physical performance with the imaginative capabilities of audio recording.

“A skilful, well-crafted and expertly performed piece of theatre, with surprises – and even shocks – that I did not see coming… An excellent piece of theatre.” – She-Wolf Manchester

★★★★ “Impressive one-hander that unearths a family secret that blurs the lines between reality, memory and much more… You’ll be grateful if you’re sat with your back against the wall.” – The Skinny

★★★★ “Unnerving from the earliest moments, the piece never goes where you expect and this quality of a constantly shifting narrative combined with a quiet humour is what makes the piece so riveting.” – Scotsman Fringe First Winner

Winner: Fringe First, Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018

Winner: The Stage Award for Outstanding Performance: Stella Reid

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Zanetti Productions presents innovative and ground-breaking creativity, with a focus on supporting work that invigorates social change, celebrates otherness and sends audiences out into the world with a spark in their heart.

In 2019, Zanetti Productions is touring shows such as Total Theatre Award-nominated Power Ballad (Julia Croft), multi-award winning My Best Dead Friend, Trick of the Light’s The Road That Wasn’t There, Jane Doe and Fringe First-winning The Basement Tapes. They are presenting in Canada, Edinburgh, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, plus running Auckland Fringe festival.

  • Recommended age 14+
  • Running time: 1hr (no interval)
  • All tickets £5