Downton Abbey, Brideshead & Co: Stately Homes on Stage and Screen

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
7:00 pm


Downton Abbey is back! We’re celebrating the new 2022 movie with a talk by John Kenrick about the most important character in the show-the great house itself! Hear about the real life Abbey, Highclere Castle, as well as other famous English estates of the big and small screens including that other perennial favorite, Brideshead, AKA Castle Howard. As always, John knows many secrets of the entertainment field which make his presentations so interesting!

This program will be held both in person in the Library (lower level Meeting Room) as well as on Zoom using our new hybrid presentation camera. Please email for the code or join us in our lower level Meeting Room.

Our presenter: Entertainment historian John Kenrick has worked in the theatre at every level from amateur to Broadway, eventually serving as personal assistant to 6 Tony Award winning producers, including the team behind the original production of Rent. He has taught musical theatre history courses at NYU, The New School, and Philadelphia’s University of the Arts. John’s books include Musical Theatre: A History, and he is featured in The Cambridge Companion to Operetta. He is the creator of the educational website One of his students put it this way: “He didn’t just make me laugh – he made me care.”