A co-production with Prayas Theatre

A Fine Balance

Adapted by Sudha Bhuchar and Kristine Landon-Smith. Based on the novel by Rohinton Mistry.

14 JUN - 6 JUL 2019 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company


Q Theatre




"A magnificent piece of storytelling" - The Guardian

In 1975, a struggling Parsi widow, determined to keep her independence, sets up shop in a tiny apartment, hiring two Hindu tailors and taking on a boarder to make ends meet. From this unlikely gathering of strangers, an accidental family forms, each member fleeing the bondage of their past while creating rich – yet perilous – new bonds over their shared experience of a country in political flux.

Based on Rohinton Mistry’s celebrated, Booker-shortlisted novel, A Fine Balance is a sweeping panorama of India’s tumultuous State of Emergency, punctuated with breathtaking moments of human compassion, spirit and heroism.

A monumental saga of ordinary people resilient through extraordinary change, this vibrant and thought-provoking play sees history come to life – and the stories of the voiceless resonate more powerfully than ever. Don’t miss this epic theatre event.

Prayas, Aotearoa's leading South Asian theatre company, is committed to promoting South Asian talent. We are excited to reach out to a new audience by presenting alongside Auckland Theatre Company this enduring tale of the human spirit in an inhuman state.

Dates &

Fri 14 Jun 8:00 PM Preview

Sat 15 Jun 8:00 PM Opening Night

Mon 17 Jun 6:30 PM

Tue 18 Jun 6:30 PM Ambassador Forum

Wed 19 Jun 6:30 PM

Thu 20 Jun 8:00 PM

Fri 21 Jun 8:00 PM

Sat 22 Jun 2:00 PM Matinee

Sat 22 Jun 8:00 PM

Sun 23 Jun 4:00 PM

Tue 25 Jun 6:30 PM

Wed 26 Jun 6:30 PM

Thu 27 Jun 8:00 PM

Fri 28 Jun 8:00 PM

Sat 29 Jun 2:00 PM Matinee

Sat 29 Jun 8:00 PM

Sun 30 Jun 4:00 PM

Tue 2 Jul 6:30 PM

Wed 3 Jul 6:30 PM

Thu 4 Jul 8:00 PM

Fri 5 Jul 8:00 PM

Sat 6 Jul 8:00 PM


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