Mr Brown's Directions at Burton Constable

10.01.2017 | category: General

Passion, entanglement and a superstar gardener….

It is 1769 and William Constable Esq of Burton Constable Hall has big ideas. Not content with refashioning his house and tearing down the stables, the old park now HAS to go.

Aided, abetted - and sometimes blocked - by his lively sister Winifred and faithful steward John Raines, William is determined to transform his parkland into the height of 18th-century fashion. But where is the elusive Mr ‘Capability’ Brown? And will he ever agree to come to Holderness in East Yorkshire?

Inspired by original archive material with live music and sumptuous costumes, eavesdrop on a dramatic decade in Burton Constable’s history, a time of Rousseau, curiosities, love and loss. Mr Brown’s Directions offers a chance to experience a very unique performance, written by Rachel Feldberg exclusively for Burton Constable Hall.

Burton Constable hold a rare survival in their collections, the remarkable Mr. Brown’s Directions – a series of minutes recorded during each of Brown’s eight visits to Burton Constable between 1772 and 1782 that provide a rare and wonderful insight into how the man himself executed his grand schemes.

There will be four performances of Mr Brown’s Directions in March 2017 at Burton Constable Hall. Click on the time links below to find booking details.

Friday March 10 2pm or 7pm or Saturday March 11 at 2pm or 7pm. The afternoon performances will also feature an afternoon tea in the Great Hall!

Mr Brown's Directions is a new play by Rachel Feldberg in partnership with Burton Constable Hall and Lit Up East Riding, working across the region with partners to support and promote innovation in literature.