The Eye-Catcher

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I heartily recommend this fantastic one man show about Capability Brown at the Moot Hall in Hexham on 12th October.  See details below.

I saw it at Kirkharle, Brown’s birthplace – in a marquee within a barn – and we were all entranced by John Cobb’s evocation of this literally ground-breaking landscape gardener.  Not much is known about the man himself, allowing plenty of room for poetic license, some beautifully inventive physical theatre and a rollicking text to remind you of the great number of commissions Brown undertook during his lifetime and his skilfully-cultivated connections with influential clients – all against the dramatic backdrop of eighteenth century history.

Catch it while you can  – a marvellous way to celebrate Capability Brown’s tercentenary.

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3 thoughts on “The Eye-Catcher

  1. Cheers for the heads up! And is your cover photo from Sydney’s botanical gardens, by any chance?

  2. It’s actually Singapore Botanic Garden – a section called Heliconia Walk – very lovely alongside some stupendous palms.
    L

  3. john Cobb says:

    Thanks Linda. All done now. I have your books for you

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