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Arts on Tour NZ - Michael Hurst is the Golden Ass - Bannockburn

Location: Coronation Hall, Bannockburn
Region: Bannockburn
Dates: Sat, 9 July 2022 @ 7.30pm

  • Arts on Tour NZ - Michael Hurst is the Golden Ass - Bannockburn

Freely adapted from the notorious original by Apuleius, this brand-new solo show is the story of Lucius - a young man driven by sexual desire and insatiable curiosity who is accidentally transformed into a donkey. Uh-oh!

What follows is a fantastical series of misadventures in a wicked world of witches, bandits, virgins, cultists, slaves, circuses, soldiers, pastry-cooks, prostitutes and priests.

Marvellously, sidesplittingly ridiculous, The Golden Ass is the original donkey show, inspiring such literary giants as Shakespeare, Boccaccio, Cervantes, Rabelais and Keats. It remains today a powerful plea for empathy in a world gone mad.

With music and direction from acclaimed composer John Gibson, and performance by renowned storyteller Michael Hurst, this modern take on one of the great classics will be a rollicking ride, well worth the fare.

 Rating: Adult themes. Not suitable for children.

For further information and to get tickets click HERE


Coronation Hall, Bannockburn

37 Hall Road, Bannockburn