No Holds Bard - A Michael Hurst

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Whitianga Town Hall
August 03, 2018
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24 Monk St
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No Holds Bard - A Michael Hurst

What to Expect

Michael Hurst brings a powerful performance to the stage playing four of Shakespeare's greatest creations - come and be enchanted by each of them!  The evening includes a 30 minute Q&A with Michael Hurst.
Michael Hurst plays a troubled character whose marriage and career is on the rocks.  His character is an aging thespian who is confronting his demons in what he hopes will be a final “dark night of the soul”. Unfortunately his demons are as crazy as he is. Roll out the Shakespear greats:
  • a foul-mouthed Macbeth
  • a confused Hamlet
  • a know-it-all Othello
  • and a really hungry King Lear
An outrageous and, at times, profound view into one actor’s attempt at self-destruction.
Arts on Tour NZ

Michael Hurst come to Whitianga
In a career spanning over 40 years, Michael Hurst has become one of New Zealand’s leading actors and directors. In the 1990s he came to international prominence as Iolaus in the US television series “Hercules – The Legendary Journeys”. Renowned for his work with Shakespeare, Michael received an ONZM in 2005 and is a New Zealand Arts Laureate. Includes 30 minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.


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