Reviews (more here)
Edinburgh Spotlight: " * * * * a tsunami of a performance ... feats of physical and mental ingenuity. It elicits gasps as well as laughs, and shifts acrobatically between comedy of an almost stand-up nature and emotionally-rooted tragedy. A breath of fresh Shakespeare air and a comedic head-bashing all in one!"
Broadway Baby: " * * * * * Hurst is the quintessential stage performer ... No Holds Bard is incredibly riveting and utterly entertaining; a breathtakingly visionary and deeply emotional theatrical masterpiece that has raised the bar on where and how the Bard can travel from page to the stage".
SG Fringe: " * * * * * Michael Hurst gives a bravura performance of immense energy and intensity, brilliantly walking the tightrope between genuine tragedy and insane comedy, reaching incredible heights ... The audience were gripped, moved and entertained in equal measure".
Lumiere Reader: " ... a hilarious and impressive take on Shakespeare that makes fun of the Bard’s heroes as much as it embraces them ... scenes where Hurst has to stage a fight with himself that are jawdropping ... The best thing about this show, other than Hurst, is how accessible it is ... Hurst’s performance is one that stands up universally and the script is one that will travel and appeal to any audience".
Theatreview: "It's funny clever, surprising and always entertaining. Physically this is the most demanding performance I have ever seen in a one man show. Hurst does not hesitate to go further than anyone before ... The audience who have seen this show around the country already praise this show with ovations. Its release to the world stage will be a triumph for one of our greatest theatre icons. It deserves the highest of accolades".