A priceless collection of art, a family secret kept for twenty years and a lost world seen through a child's eyes. Richard tells the story of his (great) Aunt Sheila, the Sir Percival David Collection and the legacies we leave while eating lunch.
This set consists of three interlinking narratives, the love story and lives of Sheila Hardy and Sir Percival David, the story of the collection that they devoted their lives to, and the story of my family's relationship with Sheila. It is an experimental piece, mixing childhood perspectives, historical events, stories of pieces from the collection and anecdotes about extraordinary people. It is "non-fiction", factually accurate as far as possible.
The piece lasts fifty five minutes and requires no special staging. The piece was well received at Three Heads in a Well and a video of the performance is available on request.