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The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate

Auckland Theatre Company at Bruce Mason Centre
Auckland, New Zealand, 4-8 July 2014

Written by Margaret Mahy, adapted by Rachel Callinan
Directed by Ben Crowder






                       CAST
 
     CREATIVE
Pirate Mother
  Michael Hurst  
Director
  Ben Crowder
Mr. Fat/ensemble
  Alison Bruce  
Set Designer
  John Verryt
The Little Man
  Brett O'Gorman  
Dramaturg
  Philippa Campbell
Nigel the Parrot
  Renee Lyons  
Costume Designer
  Elizabeth Whiting

Farmer/Rosy Sea Captain/ensemble

  Kip Chapman  
Lighting Designer
  Nik Janiurek
Philosopher/Terrible Crabmeat/ensemble
  Olivia Tennet  
Sound Designer & Composer
  Thomas Press
ensemble
  Milo Cawthorne  
Choreographer
  Megan Adams



(above) The trailer for The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate.
Michael appeared on Good Morning on 2 July 2014 talking about the show; watch it online here.




Brett O'Gorman as The Little Man;
Michael as the Pirate Mother


Kip Chapman as the Rosey Sea Captain; Michael as the Pirate Mother


Kip Chapman as the Rosey Sea Captain; Brett O'Gorman as The Little Man;
Renee Lyons as Nigel the Parrot; Michael as the Pirate Mother


 


The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate Reviews

Theatreview:  "Michael Hurst relishes the role of buxom-but-nimble Pirate Mother and has us in the palm of his cross-dressed hand from the get-go ... a captivating way to spend just over an hour in the theatre".

NBR:  "The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate delivers a rambunctious hour of school holiday fun that's entertaining for the tots-to-tweens bracket and accompanying adults alike".