Downtown Abbey goes to The Ascot for high tea

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Nick and Mike as Bates and Lord Grantham

Our favorite gig in August was High Tea at the Ascot. This Bright Ideas event was outdoors at Brock House, an elegant manor home beside Jericho Park. Because the event theme was British-style high tea, our “Downtown” Abbey characters were a shoe-in for emcees.  Guests were greeted in style by Lord Grantham & Bates from Downton Abbey. The Earl of Grantham explains to the guests that he has moved his entire estate downtown because his daughters want to be closer to modern shopping and nightlife.

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It was amazing how many guests asked us detailed questions about our characters from the BBC hit series. Thank goodness Nick & I are both huge fans, so we could answer every question convincingly!

Kept the through line of the event on track, gave the guests a sense of occasion, brought everyone into the world of Downton Abbey -and officiated a derby. What a blast of an afternoon. Thanks, Bright Ideas!