'Books are good enough in their own way, but they are a mighty bloodless substitute for real life.'
Robert Louis Stevenson's words resonate with Francis Kenworthy. Born to affluence in the middle of the nineteenth century, Francis has always used books as a means to insulate himself from real life. Books can make him forget about the brutalities of his Victorian upbringing, but books can’t protect him when a family accident forces him to face reality and his responsibilities. The seeds of tragedy have been sown long ago; a violent outcome is inevitable. Tim Hardy plays Francis Kenworthy in Simon Brett’s thrilling one-man play, directed by Alison Skilbeck. He will soon be seen in 'Dangerous Liaisons' for Starz.
Hardy’s one man “The Trials of Galileo” by Nic Young received five star reviews in Edinburgh Fringe.