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Below Stairs: A Servant's Life in Early 20th-Century England
Highland Park Community House
Highland Park, IL
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Below Stairs: A Servant's Life in Early 20th-Century England
Greater Midwest Foodways Alliances presents ...

Join us for High Tea and a performance of Below Stairs: A Servant's Life in Early 20th-Century England

What was life really like for the servants who worked below stairs in the era of Downton Abbey? While we enjoy an 'upstairs' tea, literary dramatist Leslie Goddard will take us 'downstairs' to experience life below stairs in the stately homes of early 20th century England. Goddard will portray British domestic servant Margaret Powell whose 1968 book  "Below Stairs" was among the inspirations for the popular television series Downtown Abbey and directly inspired the 1970s series Upstairs, Downstairs.

We will serve High Tea catered by Gerri

High Tea Menu

First Course:
Scottish Smoked Salmon Pinwheels
Beef Tenderloin Triangles
Roast Turkey Triangles
Cucumber & Watercress Leaves
Egg Salad Rounds
Creamed Avocado & Crab Flowers
Open-Faced Ham & Asparagus Rounds
Open-Faced Roquefort & Pear Slices

Second Course:
Homemade Raisin Scones w/ fresh lemon curd,
Strawberry preserves & Devonshire cream

Third Course:
Homemade Rhubarb & Apple Pie w/fresh cream

Fourth Course:
An assortment of Elegant Petit Fours & Pastries

Tea poured all afternoon.

Tickets: $55, at the door: $65

(Tea images by Louisa Chu)



Highland Park Community House
1991 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035
United States


Arts > Literary
Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre
Food > Sweets
Other > Fundraisers

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!