LONDON 9 Feb — 31 Aug 2016 “Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York” (Includes musical “A Chorus Line” ) — The Victoria and Albert Museum

LONDON: Exhibit: 9 Feb — 31 Aug 2016: The Victoria and Albert Museum

Curtain Up — About the display

Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York
9 February – 31 August 2016
Theatre & Performance, Room 104

ADMISSION FREE

Courtain up exhibit vict and albert museum uk

UPCOMING: NEW YORK: Exhibit: 19 Oct 2016 — June 2017: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Stay tuned)

A Chorus Line by Jonathan Hordle

A Chorus Line by Jonathan Hordle

Delve into the world of plays, musicals and productions to explore the craft and collaboration that creates spectacular international theatre.
To celebrate the 4oth anniversary of the Olivier Awards in April 2016, Curtain Up showcases material from multi-award-winning productions such as The Phantom of the Opera, A Chorus Line and Wolf Hall and highlights outstanding theatre practitioners.

The Audience Photo Credit Joan Marcus. Helen Mirren as The Queen Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden

The Audience Photo Credit Joan Marcus. Helen Mirren as The Queen Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden

Through this theatrical experience by acclaimed stage designer Tom Piper, Curtain Up invites you to glimpse behind the scenes and immerse yourself into the world of artistic collaboration to discover how all aspects of a production come together in great theatre.

Find yourself on stage with Joey from War Horse and see the award statuettes up close with a spotlight on the Olvier Awards themselves.

 

David Shannon The Phantom as Red Death in Masquerade Photo by Catherine Ashmore CML

David Shannon The Phantom as Red Death in Masquerade Photo by Catherine Ashmore CML

Showcased are costumes from The Producers, Romeo and Juliet, worn by Rudolf Nureyev and The Audience, worn by Dame Helen Mirren. See set models, scripts, photographs and film from past productions such as Carousel, Arcadia, and Sunday In The Park With George, including footage from the V&A’s National Video Archive of Performance (NVAP) and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ Theatre on Film and Tape Archive (TOFT), New York.

Admission free

The Victoria and Albert Museum. UK

The Victoria and Albert Museum. UK

This display is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The display will transfer to The Library for the Performing Arts from 19 October 2016 – June 2017.
In partnership with the Society of London Theatre

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