of She Stoops to Conquer
National Business Review: "Hurst Conquers Stage Again: The production is another triumph for Michael Hurst who has trimmed the play and given it contemporary relevance. . . . Hurst has given the actors a challenge as well. . . . but the actors are all up to it and create a splendid farce."
New Zealand Herald: "Michael Hurst's high-spirited modernisation has a freshness and vitality . . . Michael Hurst's trademark theatricality is given a great outing."
theatreview: "Some jokes never get old and the Auckland Theatre Company's production of She Stoops to Conquer gets the audience laughing as much as it must have done when it was first staged back in 1773. . . . She Stoops to Conquer is 100% pure entertainment, if you're up for a good night out with lots of laughs, then you'll love this one. "
National Radio: "The miraculous thing about the production is that you forget that the dialogue is from the 1700's and you accept that these people are . . . in the 1950's. . . . Thumbs up. Well worth seeing. We want to try and make the so-called classics of English drama sort of relevant and . . . Michael Hurst has achieved that really well."
Craccum: "Director Michael Hurst uproots the play from the bowels of the eighteenth century, flawlessly extracting the spirit of the action and placing it squarely in the year 1959. . . . The cast give strong performances in this fast-paced play, showcasing impeccable comic timing and maintaining a high level of energy throughout. They wield the language expertly, breathing a modern air into their lines that gives their meaning new clarity. . . . She Stoops to Conquer is brilliantly executed by cast and crew alike, and the perfect choice if you’re looking for an entertaining night out."