written by: TOM BASDEN
animated by: JOHNNY SWEET
with support from: ALMEIDA THEATRE and ISLINGTON COUNCIL
"I had never heard of Hugh Myddleton before and I am pleased I have now. I like his humility and the fact that he actually built a river! Bringing these people to life is an extraordinary and wonderful thing to do.”
Myddleton was a self-taught engineer who built the New River, which brought clean drinking water to the City of London in 1613.
The sixth son of Richard Myddelton, governor of Denbigh Castle in Wales and MP for Denbigh Boroughs, he travelled to seek his fortune in London and after being apprenticed to a goldsmith became so successful in that trade that he was appointed Royal Jeweller by King James I.