Rhodes Centre: The Only Way is Downton

Lifestyle / Tue 27th Jan 2015 at 10:56am

DowntonCOMING to the Rhodes Arts Complex in Bishop’s Stortford on the 20th February and following two sell-out Edinburgh runs, two West End seasons and UK tours, impressionist Luke Kempner – star of YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton and the musicals Les Mis and Avenue Q –once again tours his solo show around the UK in spring 2015.

As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant parody. Building on the multi-character original scenario of his YouTube video, Luke has created an original story in which the characters of Downton Abbey are in crisis and have to call upon modern celebrities to help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin – again!

Writer/performer Luke Kempner has recently appeared in Sleeping Beauty for Salisbury Playhouse, directed by Joyce Branagh and as the Professor in the UK tour of South Pacific, directed by Bartlett Sher. He created a role in new musical LIFT at the Soho Theatre, directed by Steven Paling. He’s also appeared in the UK tours of Avenue Q, directed by Jason Moore and Les Miserables, directed by Laurence Connor. Luke is a graduate of the Guildford School of Acting.

Director Owen Lewis most recently staged solo shows for Suggs, Mrs Moneypenny and Hardeep Singh Kohli; previous stage credits include the Olivier Award nominated Eric and Little Ern.

‘Remarkable, tour de force one-man show. If this doesn’t prove a wow in
Edinburgh and beyond, then I’m Dame Maggie Smith.’ **** Daily Telegraph

‘Kempner’s script is consistently funny… his Downton impersonations are a deconstructive delight’ **** Metro

‘The Energizer Bunny of impressionists.’ The Huffington Post

‘Luke Kempner’s riotous one-man show…
a blissful flight of surreal fancy.’ **** Whatsonstage

Showing on the 20th February at 8pm at the Rhodes Arts Complex (1-3 South Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG)
Suitable for those aged 12 and above.
Tickets £15, child/student £10
Call the Box Office for tickets on 01279 710 200 or online at www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk.

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