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The Only Way Is Downton (Luke Kempner – Festival Highlights)

By | Published on Saturday 24 August 2013

I always thought that ‘Downton Abbey’ was just a glorified soap, and it was refreshing to see that Luke Kempner thought the same. This was a fantastic dissection of television today, with Kempner starring as and exploring all characters that represent contemporary culture, from ‘TOWIE’ to the ‘Great British Bake Off’, with an uncanny impersonation of Andy Murray along the way. Not only was his acting very impressive, effortlessly changing between a vast number of characters, but the whole act was also very enjoyable indeed, with some excellent observations and cleverly scripted lines. It was certainly a damning indictment of the television that we choose to watch these days, but Kempner gives us a glimmer on the horizon. I’m sure we’ll be seeing him again soon.

Pleasance Courtyard, until 26 Aug, 4.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Robert McGowan Stuart]