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An Iliad

29 May 2019 to 9 Jun 2019
Wed-Sat 7:30pm, Tue&Sun 6:30pm, +Sat 8 Jun 2:30pm
Experience the passion and darkness of this spine-tingling tale depicted by two New Zealand legends.
Event type: 
$37- $64 + booking fees
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre
50 Mayoral Dr, Auckland


By Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare

This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. 

New Zealand’s own master storyteller, Michael Hurst, delivers an epic performance in a brilliant and thrilling reimagining of Homer’s masterwork, written by powerhouse duo Lisa Peterson and Tony award-winning Denis O’Hare. 

Our poet is joined on stage by rock maestro Shayne P Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer) playing an instinctive, real-time soundscape live on stage. Riffing off each other, the two create an unrivalled contemporary take on one of the greatest stories ever told.  

An Iliadwas first a smash-hit in the US and was most recently lauded on a Kiwi stage in Dunedin, winning three major awards for sound design, performance, and production of the yearat the 2018 Dunedin Theatre Awards. Finally, this award-winning tale is coming to Auckland for a one-off season at the Herald Theatre.

Experience the passion and darkness of this spine-tingling tale depicted by two New Zealand legends. 

Homer’s masterpiece, flawlessly enacted by a master storyteller” – Theatreview        

"A mesmerising, moving and utterly engaging theatre experience"- The Star

A not-to-be -missed production. It was show that was met with awe from its audience.- Pantograph Punch

Presented by Auckland Live & Artsense Productions
Directed by Jonathon Hendry

Based on Homer’s The Iliad. Translated by Robert Fagles 

By arrangement by Hal Leonard Australia, exclusive agent for Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Written by

Artsense Productions

15 Apr 2019