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, gives a towering performance in a passionate and exciting reimagining of Homer’s influential work, written by a genius coupling of Lisa Peterson and Tony award-winning Denis O’Hare.
Our poet is joined on stage by rock luminary Shayne P Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer) performing an emotive real-time soundscape live on stage. Riffing off each other, the two create an enthralling modern take on one of the greatest stories ever told.
An Iliad was first a box-office hit in the US and was most recently performed 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 classic is coming to Auckland for a limited season at the Herald Theatre.
Experience the passion and darkness of this spine-tingling tale depicted by two great kiwi 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