We regret to that the performance of ‘The Only Way is Downton’ at the Lemon Tree tonight has had be cancelled due to a sudden family bereavement.
Written and performed by Luke Kemper
Directed by Owen Lewis
Script edited by Jeremy Limb
Direct from a West End season comes this first national tour of Luke Kempner’s tour-de-force impressions comedy, in an extended version featuring exclusive new material.
Having made his name with YouTube hit Downstairs At Downton, and appearances in musicals including Les Mis and Avenue Q, Kempner’s debut solo show won critical acclaim and sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe last year.
As celebrities start appearing at the Abbey, cultures clash and eras hilariously collide in this brilliant new parody, which takes in many other popular TV shows and familiar modern voices to help the cast of Downton save the estate from financial ruin – again!
‘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
‘A tightly written and performed mash-up of the saga with modern TV hits… an affectionate spoof.’ **** Independent on Sunday
‘The energizer bunny of impressionists.’ The Huffington Post
‘Lovely spoof... spot-on.’ Radio Times
‘Kempner IS every major character... stunning!’ Digital Spy
‘A fine impressionist, giving a splendid display of Downtonry.' Stephen Fry
‘Really good impressions of everybody.’ Elizabeth McGovern (Lady Cora)