Downtown Abbey (PG-13) ★★★

By October 6, 2019 November 16th, 2019 Backstage Pass

“Downtown Abbey” Is based on the Emmy winning TV series.

The year is 1927 and the King and Queen of England have decided to pay a social call to Downton Abbey! One can only imagine the hysteria that ensues, trying to accommodate the royal guests.

The cast is back:

Hugh Bonneville as Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley, Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Talbot, Laura Carmichael as Edith Pelham, Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham and Penelope Wilton as Isobel, Lady Merton

The director is Michael Engler—he works with a light and airy script. You’ll view sweeping visuals, with an unchallenged drama for people who already know they will like it.  The musical score is a standout as well as the costume design.

And of course, Maggie Smith steals the show!

Here’s the link to the Radio Podcast:

Sarah Knight Adamson© October 6, 2019