A Substitute for Life
Tim Hardy in Simon Brett’s riveting one-man play.
£12/ £10 Conc
Fri 22 July 2022, 6pm
Sat 24 July 2022, 4:30pm
Running Time: 45min no Interval
Suitable for Adults and Age 12+
'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 the same venue
★★★★1/2 Bouquets & Brickbats
'Unexpected and thoroughly intriguing.'
British Theatre Guide
'Clever and well-conceived'
The Rotunda Theatre,
Venue 33k, Bowling Green,
Pavilion Gardens, Buxton,
Creatives, Cast & Crew
Starring Tim Hardy
Written by Simon Brett
Directed by Alison Skilbeck
Hint of Lime Productions