Remarkable one-man show sees Luke to the rescue of Downton Abbey folk

Luke Kempner
Luke Kempner

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.

The Only Way Is Downton is described as a “remarkable, tour de force one-man show” and will be on stage at Bedford Theatre on Friday, February 6 at 7.30pm, in a performance presented by Seabright Productions.

Written and performed by Luke, the show is directed by Owen Lewis with script editor Jeremy Limb.

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

Writer/performer Luke 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.

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.

The show is at 7.30pm. Ticket details at www.bedfordtheatre.co.uk or call 01234 718112.