Simon Prast graduated from Theatre Corporate Drama School in 1984. He was the founding director of Auckland Theatre Company (1992–2003) and the Auckland Arts Festival (AK03). Over the last 30 years, he has worked on stage, screen and television. His last appearance for Auckland Theatre Company was as Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. He featured in Othello and Much Ado About Nothing for Pop-Up Globe’s 2017/18 tour to Melbourne and has just completed shooting The New Legends of Monkey for Netflix. He is especially pleased to be working on this dazzling play with Lisa Chappell, who, many years ago in the super-soap Gloss, played his sister. In the Kensington Swan season of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Lisa plays Gertrude, his ex-sister-in-law and current wife. How very Shakespearean!