- $54–$64 for orchestra rows S–U or balcony rows E–K (up to $76 value)
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Since its 2010 premiere, Downton Abbey has racked up 12 Emmys, 3 Golden Globes, and a buckling trophy shelf’s worth of other awards. This is all thanks to the show’s riveting portrayal of the Crawley family, a group of British aristocrats and their servants who navigate historical events including the sinking of the Titanic, the first World War, and the Spanish influenza outbreak all from their titular domain.
Upside Downton is not that show.
Instead, it takes a tongue-in-cheek spin on the lauded program via the comedic acting chops of Luke Kempner. The creator and star of the parody, Kempner morphs into various characters from Downton Abbey as well as other special guests, all of whom join forces to save the abbey from financial disaster—and itself.
The star of YouTube’s Downstairs at Downton, Kempner wrote and presented Upside Downton at the acclaimed Edinburgh Festival. Its sold-out shows prompted a run in the West End, followed by a globe-trotting tour. Unsurprisingly, his good-natured parody has made audiences, critics, and even stars of the actual show happy. London Daily Telegraph calls it a “remarkable, tour de force one-man show,” British Theatre Guide dubs it “a sheer joy,” and Lady Cora herself, speaking through Elizabeth McGovern, marvels at Kempner’s “really good impressions of everybody.”