MiNDFOOD season of

The Master Builder

By Henrik Ibsen. A new version by Colin McColl

11 JUN - 28 JUN 2020 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


ASB Waterfront Theatre


2 hours 5 minutes, including interval



Through talent and hard work, expert builder Halvard Solness has achieved no small measure of fame and fortune. But the unexpected return of Hilde Wangel to his life threatens to shake the foundations of his success.

A decade prior, Halvard promised a 13-year-old Hilde the world. Now, she’s here to collect. And while Hilde’s return stokes Halvard’s artistic ambitions, his burning passion and her deepest desires may consume everyone around them. Master dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s classic interrogates the costs of creativity, the perils of ambition, the complexities of gender power play and the madness of desire. The Master Builder has only gained potency since its debut in 1892 and stands as one of Ibsen’s most confronting and profound works.

"It weaves together the realistic, the mythical and the symbolism of the subconscious mind." - The Independent

"Haunting tale of ambition and desire." - Evening Standard

Dates &

Thu 11 Jun 8:00 PM Preview

Fri 12 Jun 8:00 PM Preview

Sat 13 Jun 8:00 PM Opening Night

Tue 16 Jun 7:00 PM Youth Forum

Wed 17 Jun 7:00 PM

Thu 18 Jun 8:00 PM

Fri 19 Jun 8:00 PM

Sat 20 Jun 2:00 PM

Sat 20 Jun 8:00 PM

Sun 21 Jun 4:00 PM EAT/TALK/PLAY

Tue 23 Jun 7:00 PM

Wed 24 Jun 7:00 PM

Thu 25 Jun 8:00 PM

Fri 26 Jun 8:00 PM

Sat 27 Jun 2:00 PM

Sat 27 Jun 8:00 PM

Sun 28 Jun 4:00 PM


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Special Events

Backstage Story

Discover the world behind the curtain, find out what takes place in the rehearsal room at these behind-the-scenes talks with the director, designers, and cast of each show.

Auckland Theatre Company Studios
487 Dominion Rd, Mount Eden
Carpark & entry off Brixton Road

Monday, 25 May, 6:30pm


Join us before the performance to hear from a guest speaker and gain a deeper understanding of the context of the play you are about to see. Enjoy a drink and snack in the comfortable surroundings of the Villa Maria Gallery.

Sunday, 21 June, 2:45pm