A comic tour de force.
Celebrated actor Michael Hurst joins forces with two of New Zealand's freshest young writers in this innovative new solo work, set in the Shakespearean afterlife.
In Frequently Asked Questions an insomniac called Hamlet returns home to discover a script documenting the end of his life, and begins some serious late-night soul-searching.
What a piece of work is a man? To be or not to be? Why am I wearing tights?
These are his FAQ's. And Hamlet cannot sleep until he knows.
In his debut solo performance, 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.
One moment Hamlet questions his existence over a fried egg sandwich; the next he is in a conversation with himself as Macbeth, Othello, and King Lear. Each invade his room and relive their own death scenes in front of him. All this builds to an unforgettable battle sequence in which Hurst unleashes 30 years of stage combat experience... on himself.
Presented by: Royale Productions
Performer: Michael Hurst
Writers: Michael Hurst, Natalie Medlock and Dan Musgrove
Director: Natalie Medlock
Associate Director: Dan Musgrove
Producers: Beth Allen and Charlie Mcdermott
Designer: John Verryt
Lighting Designer: Sean Lynch
Stunt Design: Glen Levy
Costume Design: Lesley Burkes-Harding
Generously supported by Sue Sanders and Beth Sundberg
Contains language that may offend.