An Iliad

Past Event29 May - 11 Jun

An Iliad

No longer available

Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre


Since the refurbishment of the Aotea Centre, access to the Herald Theatre has changed slightly. Before the show, we invite you to spend time in the Level 2 foyer of the Aotea Centre, from where you will be guided by staff to the Herald. Click here for full guided tour to Herald Theatre.


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.


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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