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Friday, January 23, 2015

Hilarious parody show The Only Way is Downton comes to The Met

Written and performed by Luke Kempner, the hilarious The Only Way is Downton comes to The Met on Thursday 29 January 8pm, tickets £12.

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.

‘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

As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant new 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 in their appeal to save the Dowager’s country pile from certain closure.

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

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.

‘The energizer bunny of impressionists.’ The Huffington Post

Director Owen Lewis most recently staged solo shows for Suggs, Mrs Moneypenny and Hardeep Singh Kohli; previous stage credits include the West End and international hit Pete and Dud: Come Again.

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

Tickets and information: 0161 7612216 or online at www.themet.biz