Curator Talk: Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50

Join curators for a series of free gallery talks exploring the history of censorship in British theatre, film and print culture, accompanying the display ‘Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50’.

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  • Meeting Point, Grand Entrance, South Kensington

  • Free event

Curator Talk: Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50 photo

This year marks 50 years since the Theatres Act came into force, abolishing state censorship of the British stage. From the regulation of theatre in the 17th century, to the impact of Kubrick's provocative A Clockwork Orange, hear about this fascinating story from our expert curators whilst they lead you through the gallery. Full programme is as follows:
26th September: The Theatres Act 1968
10th October: Theatre censorship pre-1900
24th October: Censorship and the Royal Court Theatre
7th November: OZ Magazine Obscenity Trial 1971
21st November: Censorship on screen