The sounds and stories of Julian Fellowes hit show Downton Abbey will be brought to life on stage at the Philharmonic Hall in 2020.
Phyllis Logan, who played Mrs Hughes in both the TV series and recent film, will act as presenter at the concert on July 2.
Downton Abbey - Live in Concert celebrates all the series’ favourite characters and goings on, through music and clips and the recollections of Downton’s housekeeper.
Mrs Hughes will appear on stage at the request of her employer, the Earl of Grantham, to look back over her time at Downton Abbey and remember the many characters that filled the home over the years: the extended family, friends, VIPs and house staff members.
She will also recall various significant events in the house and beyond, each time introducing a collection of clips and montages from the series that illustrate the lives, loves and losses from across all six seasons.
During the clips, the RLPO – conducted by Alastair King - will play music from the series, bringing composer John Lunn’s soundtrack vividly to life. Lunn himself will play piano.
Songs from Downton - including I’ll Count The Days and If You Were The Only Girl In The World – will be performed by guest singers, accompanied by the orchestra.
Downton Abbey - Live in Concert takes place at the Philharmonic Hall on July 2. Tickets HERE