Peter Hayden

Photographer / The Boyg / Ibsen / Button Moulder / Ensemble

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Have to say I am really chuffed to be back working with the team at Auckland Theatre Company on such a wonderful and powerful play with a great bunch of fellow actors.

Peer Gynt is Henrik Ibsen’s finest work and I get to play Ibsen himself. I think Eli Kent has done a great job in ‘recycling’ this Norwegian classic for 21st century Kiwi audiences.

I have been quite busy lately, working between stage and screen. Recent screen appearances have included TV series 800 Words, The Brokenwood Mysteries, Dirty Laundry and Hillary as well as a stint on Shortland Street.

Recent theatre work includes the stage adaptation of the novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Roger Hall’s delightful grand parenting play You Can Always Hand Them Back at Sky City Theatre for ATC. I also appeared in Pulitzer Prize finalist Time Stands Still, at the Fortune in Dunedin. However, over the last 3 years I’ve been privileged to appear in several Auckland Theatre productions: Other Desert Cities, Tress Beneath the Lake, Lady Killers and Lysistrata. Hope you enjoy Peer Gynt [recycled].