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.