MICHAEL HURST in The Golden Ass

A man with a suitcase, compelled to tell the story of The Golden Ass.

Michael Hurst is Lucius Apuleius, a virile young Roman man who is obsessed with magic. On a trip to Thessaly, the weird centre of spookiness in the ancient world, he finds himself in a position to witness an actual spell being cast. But his over-enthusiasm leads him into an alarming accidental transformation. Oops.

His struggle to return to his human form has him fall into a froth of irreverent and often ludicrous adventures involving simple-minded husbands, adulterous wives, clever lovers, bandits, witches, donkeys and a panoply of outrageous characters.

There’ll be no holds barred as Michael takes on this scary, bawdy, beautiful Roman classic, fusing it with his own experience as a story teller. A thoroughly modern take on what is ultimately a story of redemption and the power of love.

One man. One suitcase. A cast of thousands.

(Age advisory content suitable 16+)

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