Hamilton Gardens Arts Festival
ARTSENSE PRODUCTIONS/MICHAEL HURST/SHAYNE CARTER
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 the 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. This production won three major awards for sound design, performance, and production of the year at the 2018 Dunedin Theatre Awards. Auckland, Taranaki and Hawkes Bay critics and audiences raved and raved. Finally, this award-winning classic is coming to Hamilton for just one performance.
Experience the passion and darkness of this spine-tingling tale depicted by two great kiwi legends.