Whilst we might be saddened that the first week of the Jane Austen Festival is already over, there is more exciting news for those of us who love a good Regency romance, and even more so for those of us who live in the United States!
It has just been announced that 'The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience' will be coming to cities across the world in 2022, produced by television companies Netflix, Shondaland and Fever. The new experience will start with several cities in the United States before branching out, including Los Angeles, Chicago, and Montreal.
The experience will feature a live concert, performed by a string quartet and featuring all the memorable songs from the soundtrack of Bridgerton. Guests will be introduced to all the beloved characters, and able to participate in immersive rooms, and recreate iconic moments from the show. The string quartet will be accompanied by dancers and guests are to be guided through the experience by the mysterious voice of Lady Whistledown, all to recreate as Greg Lombardo (Head of Experiences, Netflix) described it "the lavish world of Bridgerton".
Guests are able to pay the Queen a visit in the hopes of securing her favour and be named the Diamond of the season. The immersive rooms tour also includes a visit to Madame Delacroix's modiste to get fitted for the occasion, and a stop at an underground Regency-era painting studio to hold their most dignified pose.
Tickets go on sale this coming Thursday, the 16th September, and cost just under $50. You can learn more about the experience by visiting their webpage, or following their social media @bridgertonexperience. We do love an opportunity to engage our love of the Regency era, and no doubt this experience will be the talk of the ton! Why not immerse yourself by making our Regency Zenobia Bonnet, for you are dreadfully unprepared for the day ahead without one! Equally, you could prepare yourself by sporting our beautiful Silver and Freshwater Pearl Dashwood Necklace, perfect for achieving the look of luxury and splendour.
Words by Hannah England.