Thursday, 11 April 2019 10:23

Your Invitation to a ‘Royal’ Comedy Afternoon Tea Experience in Bournemouth this Summer

Join Lord and Lady Right in A Right Royale Tea – a hilarious immersive and participatory comedy afternoon tea performance set in the grandeur of the British aristocracy.

The unique and original two-hour comedy dining experience debuts in Bournemouth this Summer at the Queens Hotel in Bournemouth. Guests will join the fictitious Lord and Lady Right, and their servants, as they try to raise vital funds to save their crumbling castle.

As Lady Right gets more and more tipsy throughout the fundraiser, the Lord is on the lookout for a handsome (and rich) suitor for his beloved daughter Ginny, who is more into Harry Potter than Prince Harry. Richard, his lawyer, is desperately trying to keep everything in order, whilst trying to ensure the entertainment arrives on time. Will the mysterious painting raise enough cash to save the Right family? And who will save the day?

Expect unexpected 1920’s elegance and a stiff-upper lip during a delightful traditional afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches and cakes. With mischievous maids, boisterous butlers, a magical daughter and a sumptuous songstress, what could possibly go wrong?!

In A Right Royale Tea, the audience is part of the show – actors mingle and interact with the diners, with each actor portraying a character as the story unfolds. 70% of the performance is improvised, drawing from topical events and audience participation, with the remaining 30% following a scripted narrative.

Created by BoRo Experiences founder Dominic Wong, directed by Jo Michael-Barrington with script consultation by Andrew Muir, the first-of-its-kind performance brings together an afternoon tea and a Royal experience like no other to the wide variety of tourism products in Bournemouth.

With the comedy dining genre already established, creator Dominic Wong commented “The inspiration for A Right Royale Tea came from the need for a fun ‘Royal’ experience that is missing in the marketplace and one that tourists crave. The Royals have witnessed a modern revival of late, with another Royal baby soon to arrive as well as the multitude of movies and TV series making a splash (including a forthcoming series of The Crown, Oscar-winner The Favourite through to the Downton Abbey movie released in September). Combined with a unique take on the traditional afternoon tea, A Right Royale Tea will deliver a truly British, standout experience”.

Performances take place at the Queens Hotel, Bournemouth, on the 31st May and 1st June. Tickets cost £39.50 per adult, £32.50 for children under 12 and £36 student and senior citizen concessions, with an option to upgrade to a prosecco package at £49 per adult. All tickets include a 2-hour comedy dining performance and afternoon tea including scones, sandwiches and cakes.

Creator Dominic Wong said “We are proud to bring the next in the line of BoRo Experiences’ innovative tourism experiences to Bournemouth, following the successful launch of the BoRo Beach Bike last Summer. We have had so much fun curating and developing A Right Royale Tea and can’t wait to welcome residents and tourists to experience the show.”

Host Lord Right said “Air hair lair my dear fellow. Is this thing on? Can you hear me? Oh jolly good. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our guests at…. Wait, where was it? Ah, yes The Queens Hotel in Bournemouth, for what will be a spiffingly good knees-up and a bit of good old British fun. I just hope Lady Right stays orf the gin…. Oh and do buy a ticket, there’s a good chap. Tally ho!”

   •  Tickets are now available online at www.ARightRoyaleTea.co.uk

Group packages are available on request.


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