A Substitute for Life

Theatre (new writing)

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  • Assembly Hall - Baillie Room
  • 12:35
  • Aug 27
  • 50 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Hint of Lime Productions
  • Warnings and additional info: Age Category: 14 and above (14+) (Very adult content)
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


'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 new one-man play, directed by Alison Skilbeck. 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 received five stars for Nic Young's Trials of Galileo, in Edinburgh 2015.

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