Perhaps by jumping o'er times,
Turning the accomplishment of many years
Into an hourglass.
Could 60 odd years in the theatre be summed
up in little more than an hour?
Headingley LitFest thought so and commissioned actor/director. David Robertson to prove it.
So after recalling cliff-hanging moments, on and off stage, David launches into some of the scariest speeches of his career. Mostly they're the voices of scallywags, villains, masterminds – in fact, a whole clutch of edgy characters from the works of Marlowe, Shakespeare, Dickens, Chekhov, Ionesco and Pinter.
With comedy moments like The Batley Faust and music from the wonderful Retrolettes, we tempt you gently toward the edge of an abyss.