August 2018: No Holds Bard
Michael will tour his solo show throughout New Zealand; see the No Holds Bard website to learn all about the show.
An aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final 'dark night of the soul'. The demons are as crazy as he is, with the result that audiences get to hear a foul-mouthed Macbeth, a confused Hamlet, a know-it-all Othello, and a hungry King Lear. In other words, no holds barred.
Edinburgh Spotlight: " ... a tsunami of a performance ... real connection and feats of physical and mental ingenuity. It elicits gasps as well as laughs, and shifts acrobatically between comedy of an almost stand-up nature and emotionally-rooted tragedy. A breath of fresh Shakespeare air and a comedic head-bashing all in one!"
Bay of Plenty Times: "compelling one-man play ... hour-long tour de force ... Hurst held the audience spellbound with a bravura performance".
Tour specifics to follow.