Home Theatre

“A beautifully crafted and empathetic debut collection.”

Sally Blundell, Landfall Review Online

Welcome to the Repertory Apartments — where scenes of tenderness and trouble, music and magic, the uncanny and the macabre play out on intimate stages.

Moving between the early 20th century and the modern day, this genre-bending collection, spanning the fantastical and the keenly real, introduces an ensemble of remarkable characters — and the fateful building that connects them all.

Winner of the Hubert Church Prize for Fiction at the 2023 Ockham NZ Book Awards.

Finalist in the 2023 Sir Julius Vogel Awards.

Watch the Home Theatre trailer.

Listen to the Home Theatre playlist.

Available from good bookstores & Te Herenga Waka University Press.

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Cover of Home Theatre by Anthony Lapwood. Illustration shows the front of a gloomily lit apartment building, with a glowing blue horse in two of the upper windows. In a lower window, a bearded man holding a coffee mug stands beside a portable time-travel device.
Cover design: Jonathan King