SIT Centrestage, Invercargill


7:30PM Friday, 24 August, 2018 NZST
No Holds Bard

No Holds Bard

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.

Ticket price includes 30-minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.

Michael Hurst is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers and experienced directors. As a performer he is best known internationally for playing Iolaus in the television programs Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and companion series Xena: Warrior Princess, both of which he also directed. He most recently appeared on stage in Tribes, Red, Cabaret, Blackbird, The Mystery of Irma Vep and The Pillowman for Auckland Theatre Company and Silo Theatre and is a prolific performer and director of Shakespeare, in most recent years tackling Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Macbeth and Hamlet.


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