TUPPENCE MIDDLETON: HYDE PARK
Tuppence Middleton is a British actress whose breakthrough appearance was in the 2009 British comedy horror film Tormented. The following year she was nominated for the London Evening Standard Film Awards 2010 for Most Promising Newcomer. She has gone on to act with continued positive reviews in television, theatre and film.
Perhaps best known for her roles in The Imitation Game, Downton Abbey, and Mank, Tuppence continues to take on challenging roles including but not limited to the recent television drama Our House and as Elizabeth Taylor in the Sam Mendes directed play The Motive and the Cue at the National Theatre in London.
For BARDEUM, Tuppence has brought history back to life as the narrator for Sunday Times bestselling author Elizabeth Macneal's audiovisual tour The Great Exhibition for visitors to Hyde Park in London.
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"Hugely evocative - you can imagine the crowds, displays, and excitement. Both fascinating and moving. Highly recommended!"
Elizabeth Norton, writer, broadcaster and royal historian
"A perfect afternoon stroll into another age, told with capriciousness and verve. Put on your top hats and bring your parasols, Victorian London is just a tap on your phone away!"
Inga Vesper, journalist
"The Great Exhibition walking tour must be the closest thing we have to time travel.”
The years, decades, centuries have fallen away, and here you are on the 1st of May 1851. Tens of Thousands of people have descended upon London’s Hyde Park. At nine o’clock the turnstiles will open, and you will find yourself at the opening day of The Great Exhibition, a vast, temporary glass museum.
The Crystal Palace, as it has been nicknamed, was built to house more than a hundred thousand exhibits of culture and industry from around the globe. You will behold all of Great Britain’s achievements and that of the countries surrounding it – machines and presses, taxidermy and clothwork, ceramics and ironmongery.
It is the first World’s Fair - the project of Queen Victoria's husband, Prince Albert. His reputation rides on its success or failure. The Queen is alive with excitement and will, of course, be in attendance.
Step back in time to witness this dazzling spectacle that was to become a symbol of the Victorian era.