‘Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for real life’.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s words resonate for Francis Kenworthy, played by Tim Hardy in Simon Brett’s riveting one-man play.
Francis has always used books to hide from reality and help him forget the brutalities of his Victorian upbringing, but a family accident forces him to face real life. The seeds of tragedy have been sown long ago; a violent outcome is inevitable.
Hardy’s one man 'The Trials of Galileo' by Nic Young, which received five star reviews in Edinburgh Fringe, is also performing at Rotunda Squeak - Brighton Fringe 2022.
★★★★1/2 Bouquets & Brickbats
'Unexpected and thoroughly intriguing.'
British Theatre Guide
'Clever and well-conceived'
Starring Tim Hardy
Written by Simon Brett
Directed by Alison Skilbeck
Presented by Hint of Lime Productions
A Substitute For Life
£12 / £10 Concession
Brighton Venue: SQUEAK
45 min, no interval
Brighton Fringe 2022
Standard £12/ Conc £10
Standard Full Price applies to all Adults aged 16 and over.
Concessions Price applies to Children under 16, Over 65s and On Benefits only (proof of eligibility will be required).