An Iliad

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 as the Poet, in a passionate and exciting reimagining of Homer’s influential work, written by the genius coupling of Lisa Peterson and Tony award-winning Denis O’Hare.

Our poet is joined on stage by rock luminary Shayne Carter, the Muse, 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. Auckland critics and audiences raved and raved. Finally, this award-winning classic is coming to Hawke’s Bay. Experience the passion and darkness of this spine-tingling tale depicted by two great kiwi legends.

Based on Homer’s The Iliad. Translated by Robert Fagles. Starring Michael Hurst as the Poet and Shayne Carter as the Muse. Jonathon Hendry (Director), Rachel Marlow (Lighting Designer). By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service, Inc New York.

Show Information

Ticket Types


Concession = Gold Card Holders, Community Service Card Holders & Full Time Students with ID
Child = 16 Years & Under (selected shows only)
High School Student = (selected shows only)




Wed Oct 23rd19:00 - 20:40


MTG Century Theatre, Napier


Adult $52
Child - 16 and under$25
Group - 10 or More Adult Tickets$46.8
Group - 10 or More Concession Tickets$42.3

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