The Golden Ass

12 Jul

Tickets: $25 (+ fee) / 7.30pm

Michael Hurst is Lucius Apuleius. 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.

Michael Hurst
Michael Hurst (No Holds Bard, The Daylight Atheist) brings his renowned dramatic and comedic skills to this 2000 year old text. Expect vivid, fantastic and ever-so-human characters that use, abuse, seduce and sometimes revere The Golden Ass.

You can purchase online or directly from the Opera House Ticket Office between 10am-2pm Mon-Fri.

The box office and the Opera House Cafe & Bar is open 1 hour prior to the show commencing and during interval.

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