Lit/Up East Riding

28 September to 21 October 2017


Welcome to Lit/Up. We are Beverley Literature Festival and Bridlington Poetry Festival, a celebration of all things literary in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

Lit/Up is part of East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Culture and Information Service.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is a principal partner of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.







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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. 

Mr Brown’s Directions  Capability Brown

Passion, entanglement and a superstar gardener….

It’s 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?

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.

There will only be four performances of Mr Brown’s Directions with limited audiences. Click on the performances below to be directed straight to the booking page.

***SOLD OUT*** Friday March 10, 2pm (doors at 1.30pm) – £26,including exclusive afternoon tea in the Great Hall after the performance

***SOLD OUT*** Friday March 10, 7pm (doors at 6.30pm) – £15, including a complimentary drink

***SOLD OUT*** Saturday March 11, 2pm (doors at 1.30pm) – £26, including exclusive afternoon tea in the Great Hall after the performance

***SOLD OUT*** Saturday March 11, 7pm (doors at 6.30pm) – £15, including a complimentary drink

You can also book tickets by calling the booking line on 01482 392 699.