Past Event21 Feb 2020

An Iliad

No longer available

Bruce Mason Centre


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. 

Following a triumphant Herald Theatre season which left audiences stunned, An Iliad returns to the Auckland stage once more with just two unmissable performances at the Bruce Mason Centre.

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


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

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


Michael Hurst talks about his new show An Iliad

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