ASB season of

The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson

7 MAY - 23 MAY 2020 — Drama



Auckland Theatre Company


2 hours 15 minutes, including interval




The effects of COVID-19 and the restrictions on the size of public gatherings mean Auckland Theatre Company cannot perform as normal. Our plans have had to change dramatically.

The ASB season of The Miracle Worker is cancelled. The safety of our audiences continues to be our greatest priority and for this reason, we feel we can no longer continue with this season.

Although for the foreseeable future we cannot stage our work in the theatre for an audience, we are fully committed to the works, our artists, our audiences and the act of creating theatre.

The artists engaged for the ASB season of The Miracle Worker and the MiNDFOOD season of The Master Builder will be invited to create digital work that will keep our artists employed, our audiences engaged and the Company making theatre. We are excited by the tantalising prospect of what may be created for the web.  More on exactly what form that will take soon.

We will be in contact with all ticket holders as soon as we can to arrange a transfer or refund. As you can imagine, our Box Office is fielding a tremendous volume of requests and we greatly appreciate your patience, support and understanding.


Everyone has a voice. 

Blind. Deaf. Cast into a world of silence and darkness at the age of 19 months, young Helen Keller feels angry and isolated. She’s been robbed of the most basic of human abilities, the ability to communicate.

But Helen’s boundless determination meets its match with young teacher Annie Sullivan – only partially sighted herself, but full of passion, innovation and determination. And after months of intense struggle, an astonishing breakthrough will change not just Helen’s life but also the lives of blind and deaf people across the world.

William Gibson’s Tony Award-winning The Miracle Worker has inspired audiences for decades with its powerful tale of overcoming adversity, just as Helen Keller herself has inspired countless people by proving no barrier is too great to overcome. Discover the story behind the legend as ATC proudly brings this must-see, emotionally uplifting theatre classic to a new generation.

"The play has a continuing tension that no good playgoer will care to miss." - The Times

"A still-potent example of a powerful true life story related in heart-tugging fashion" - The Hollywood Reporter

"The Miracle Worker" is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD, a Concord Theatricals Company



Laurel Devenie

Kate Keller

Beth Kayes

Aunt Ev

Emma Kemp

Helen Keller


Margaret-Mary Hollins


Daniel Williams

Set Design

Elizabeth Whiting

Costume Design

Jo Kilgour

Lighting Design


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

Tuesday, 28 April, 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, 17 May, 2:45pm