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. Prayas is 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.


"A magnificent piece of storytelling" - The Guardian


PLEASE NOTE: Contains mature themes and haze effects


Presented by Auckland Theatre Company and Prayas Theatre

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