The Perfect View

Past Production
John Cobb As Celebrity Gardener Magnus Packard

A promenade performance exploring Wallington’s estate through the eyes of celebrated landscape gardener Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

National Trust Wallington, Cambo.
16 & 17 July 2016.

Marking the 300th anniversary of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, November Club invited you to explore Wallington in pursuit of the perfect view over a weekend of promenade performances. 

Audiences joined our own celebrity landscape gardener, played by actor John Cobb, on a playful guided walk around the grounds of Wallington to discover the estate through the eyes of Capability Brown.

We heard all about how to build a ha-ha, how to change the course of rivers, create lakes, transport villages and use a tree moving machine...and how to capture the perfect view. 

A series of giant, elaborate frames inviting visitors to create their personal Perfect Views will remain at Wallington during the summer months. Take a walk around the gardens and discover your own ideal landscape picture...

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Written by Fiona Ellis
Directed by Cinzia Hardy
Designed by Imogen Cloët

Photography: The Image Farm

What people said

‘A wonderful way to explore the delights of Capability Brown.’

‘An amazing combination of fact and theatre that makes history come to life.’

‘A lovely way to learn about the history of a place.’