2 Dead men's bones

1 Draycot House Definitive

3 Draycot House haven

John Aubrey at Draycot House

John Aubrey was a 17th century gossip, anecdotalist and antiquarian. He recorded his thoughts and feelings about events and people in his ‘Minutes of Lives’ with their many topical and intriguing references. This portrayal is interspersed with interesting insights into John Aubrey's own life, together with that of his host, Lady Dorothy Long, during a visit he made to Draycot House in Wiltshire in 1690.

What audience members have said:

  • A most entertaining evening.”
  • I was spellbound by your stories.”
  • Witty and thought-provoking.”
  • Ably performed.”
  • Enchanting.”
  • Like my grandfather telling me stories.”
  • I wish it had gone on longer.”
  • Splendid in every way.”
  • We were given the underlying sadness of his life.”
  • A wonderfully relaxing and fascinating experience.”

Past Presentations and Future Bookings

Barons Court Theatre Baron's Court, London
Barrow Gurney Festival Barrow Gurney, Bristol
Beaminster Festival Beaminster, Dorset
Bedwyn History Society Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire
Calne Festival Calne, Wiltshire
Cole Court Club Twickenham, Middlesex
Cricklade Theatre Andover, Hampshire
Devizes Festival, Wharf Theatre Devizes, Wiltshire
Dorset County Museum Dorchester, Dorset
Eleven o'clock Club South Croydon, Surrey
Gosport Discovery Centre Gosport, Hampshire
Horsham Museum Society Horsham, West Sussex
Mere Literary Festival Mere, Wiltshire
Netheravon History Society Netheravon, Wiltshire
Pamber Heath Village Hall Tadley, Hampshire
Pewsey Vale History Society Pewsey, Wiltshire
Powerstock Church Bridport, Dorset
Private Birthday Function Andover, Hampshire
Private function Bromley, Kent
Probus Fleet Fleet, Hampshire
Probus New Forest Lymington, Hampshire
Reading Centre National Trust Reading,Berkshire
Romsey Arts Festival Romsey, Hampshire
Royal Chase Hotel Shaftesbury, Dorset
Salisbury Mediaeval Hall - fundraising Salisbury, Wiltshire
St Mary's House Bramber, West Sussex
Sutton Manor Sutton Scotney, Hampshire
The Avebury Society Avebury, Wiltshire
The Petticoat Club Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire
U3A Abingdon Abingdon, Oxfordshire
U3A Alton Alton, Hampshire
U3A Andover Andover, Hampshire
U3A Devizes Devizes, Wiltshire
U3A Eastbourne Meads Eastbourne, East Sussex
U3A Shaftsbury and Gillingham Shaftsbury, Dorset
U3A Warminster Warminster, Wiltshire
U3A West Wiltshire Trowbridge, Wiltshire
U3A Winchester Winchester, Hampshire
U3A Yateley Sandhurst, Berkshire
WI Athelston Group Malmesbury, Wiltshire
WI Beacon Group Shroton, Dorset
WI Broad Chalke Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
WI Burghley Group Mortimer, Berkshire
WI Kington St Michael Kington St Michael, Wiltshire
WI The Saxon Group Freshford, Wiltshire
Wiltshire History Society (WANHS) Devizes, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Literary Festival Salisbury, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Literary Festival Trowbridge, Wiltshire
Wiltshire Literary Festival Warminster, Wiltshire
Wolvsey Palace Chapel - fundraising Winchester, Hampshire