Display On now until Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York

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This exhibition is a true celebration of the skill that goes into the stage and manages to capture all the excitement of live performance

Richard Brownlie-Marshall, Huffington Post

Part of the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, Curtain Up invites you to explore the extraordinary story of the world’s two greatest theatrical cities, London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.

  • On now until Wednesday, 31 August 2016
  • Daily: 10.00 - 17.30 Friday: 10.00 - 21.30
  • Gallery 104
  • Free

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Display Highlights

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David Shannon (The Phantom) as Red Death in 'Masquerade', photo by Catherine Ashmore. © CML

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The Audience: Helen Mirren as The Queen, Michael Elwyn as Anthony Eden, photo Credit Joan Marcus.

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A Chorus Line: Photo by Jonathan Hordle

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical, photo by Manuel Harlan

Curios
Joshua Jenkins in the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photography by Brinkhoff/Mogenberg

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‘Joey’ Puppet from War Horse, 2009. Designed and made by Handspring Puppet Company. Museum no. S.3831:1 to 8-2013. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York

In partnership with the Society of London Theatre

This display is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

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