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No Holds Bard, and No Holds Bard on Twitter.


UPCOMING TV

High Road
Michael guest stars in season 3 of this web series.  Click here for info and to watch the first two seasons.

NEW ON DVD

Westside
Season 2 of Westside was released 18 August 2016.  Michael directed episodes 3, 4, 7, and 8.

 

 

MICHAEL HURST
ACTOR/DIRECTOR

OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 


No Holds Bard
16-17 September 2016, 7:30 p.m. at Titirangi Theatre
10 October 2016, 7:30 p.m. at Hawke's Bay Arts Festival

Michael's solo show.  Click here to book Titirangi Theatre; click here to book Hawke's Bay Arts Festival.

Do you know what happens to old actors?  Nothing.  They're still acting.

Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final "dark night of the soul".  The problem is, his demons are as crazy as he is. A glorious tour de force in which four of Shakespeare's greatest creations (a foul-mouthed Macbeth, a confused Hamlet, a know-it-all Othello, and a really hungry King Lear) come kicking and screaming into the bursting, deranged brain of a single man.  An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self destruction.  Click here for the No Holds Bard website.

23 August 2016:  800 WORDS
Michael directed episodes 2.3, 2.4, 2.9, 2.10, 2.13 and 2.14 of 800 Words. The show premiered in Australia 23 August at 8:45 p.m. on Channel 7, and will be shown at a later date in New Zealand.

800 Words is produced by South Pacific Pictures/Seven Productions.  It stars Erik Thomson, Melina Vidler, and Benson Jack Anthony.  Click here for info.

29 August-15 September 2016:  Directing The Actors' Program short film
Michael will direct The Actors' Program short film for 2016.  Details to be announced.
 

30 October 2016, 7:30 p.m.:  Our Big Blue Backyard
Michael narrates the second season of this documentary series exploring six unique marine locations around New Zealand's coastline. Continues in this timeslot for six Sundays.

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Terry Teo
Michael has a guest role in episode 4 playing Cornelius Jones.
  The show is available on TVNZ On Demand; click here to watch.

Review:  "Terry Teo is an effortless reboot that's perfectly pitched for its modern audience and the old-school fans.  It pulls off the neat trick of being both familiar and new.  It's a winner".