Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Friday 26th–Saturday 27th October 2012
The show is over, the audience has left, and Hamlet comes home to his dingy flat to face the final curtain. But can he make up his mind to do it? Hilarity follows when Macbeth, King Lear, and Othello arrive to help the hapless prince decide whether or not to be or not to be... or not.
Developed in collaboration with writers/actors Natalie Medlock (Shortland Street) and Dan Musgrove (Underbelly: The Green Mile), this semi-autobiographical work delivers a thrilling fusion of youthful inspiration with virtuosic skill and experience.
Hurst melds his mastery of the Shakespearean form with an irreverent comic edge, darting back and forward between classical poetry and self-effacing banter with startling sleight of hand, building to an unforgettable battle sequence in which Hurst unleashes 30 years of stage combat experience... on himself!
‘Hurst brilliantly segues from one character to another. His Macbeth, a slightly crazed, foul-mouthed Taggart, is a showstopper.’ – The Listener
October 26–27, 2012
Nelson & suburbs
78 Rutherford St, Nelson
Early Bird A res $44, B res $39; Full A res $48, B res $43; Under 18 A Res $25, B Res $20 Plus service fee
Tickets from Everyman Records ph. 03 548 3083.
Ph. 03 545 8734