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An Iliad


Thu 6 Jun 2019, 7:30pm–9:10pm
Fri 7 Jun 2019, 7:30pm–9:10pm
Sat 8 Jun 2019, 2:30pm–4:10pm
Sat 8 Jun 2019, 7:30pm–9:10pm
Sun 9 Jun 2019, 6:30pm–8:10pm

Where: Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Dr, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Premium - Adult: $64.00
  • A Reserve - Adult: $57.00
  • A Reserve - Groups 6 +: $55.00
  • B Reserve - Adult: $49.00
  • B Reserve - Student (with valid ID): $37.00
  • Additional fees may apply


By: Lisa Peterson & Denise 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 Iliad was 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 year at 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.

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