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No Holds Bard, and No Holds Bard on Twitter or Facebook.


Lost Hope (on Facebook)
Michael is voicing the character Captain Hal Reiner in this comedic sci-fi space opera series from FoxBox Creative.

Death Walks into a Bar (on Facebook)
Michael played the God of War in this short film by writer/director Liam Wylie.

Terry Teo
Michael will guest star as Cornelius Jones in an episode of this revival of the classic Kiwi show, to air on TV2.  Click here for info.

The Lion Queen
Michael narrated this 6-episode documentary series for Top Shelf Productions.  It has been shown on Animal Planet across Africa, in the Middle East, and in parts of Europe.  Click here for details and to watch the trailer; see their Facebook page for showings in other regions.







mid-April–mid-May 2015:  Step Dave
Michael is directing the last two episodes of the second season of this NZ tv series.  Click here for info.

18-19 April 2015:  Oz Comic-Con, Adelaide
Michael will be a celebrity guest at Adelaide Showgrounds.  He will be a guest on stage for a Q&A, plus he and Kevin Sorbo will do a "Hercules Dinner" on 18 April with a maximum of 10 fans (sold out).  Click here for info and tickets

12 April 2015:  Tatau premieres in the UK on BBC3
18 April 2015:  Tatau premieres in the US on BBCAmerica
Michael directed episodes 6 and 7 of this BBC/South Pacific Pictures tv series set in the Cook Islands.  He filmed his episodes in October/November.  Click
here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of filming in Rarotonga, with Michael directing in the background.  Click here for more info, or check out the show's Facebook page.

4 April-5 July 2015: Generation of Z: Apocalypse
Michael directed this immersive live theatre experience in London at 69-89 Mile End Rd, London.  Click here for info and tickets.

The Generation of Z is a project pioneering a new form of high-octane, interactive storytelling.  Set amongst the chaos of a zombie apocalypse, GenZ throws the audience into their own live video game, where every "survivor" can directly influence the show's narrative and outcome.  Will you cower against the walls, or rise up to be the hero?

Forget watching this from your seat – GenZ is multimedia theatre on steroids, where every choice is life or death.  What would you do to survive?

LondonTheatre1 did an interview with Michael about creating immersive theatre; read it here.


15 May 2015, 7:15 p.m.:  'An Evening with Alan Cumming'
Michael will be in conversation with actor Alan Cumming discussing his memoir Not My Father's Son at the Auckland Writers Festival in ASB Theatre.  Click here for info and to book.

17 May 2015, 3:00 p.m.:  'Letters to Vera'
Michael will be reading from the book, a collection of Vladimir Nabokov's letters to his wife, in a session with Brian Boyd, the book's co-editor/co-translator and leading Nabokov scholar.  Free session in Upper NZI Room, Aotea Centre.  Click here for info.

June 2015: Ash vs. Evil Dead
Michael will direct the final two episodes of this Starz series produced by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Click here for info.

2-11 June 2015: Teaching for The Actors' Program
Michael will be teaching Shakespeare.

30 July-23 August 2015: Lysistrata
Michael is adapting and directing Aristophanes' Lysistrata for Auckland Theatre Company at Q Theatre, starring Amanda Billing and Jennifer Ward-Lealand.

August 2015:  The Other Side of Love
Michael plays Magic in this feature film, filming in England.  See info on Facebook.