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Through over 30 objects, ranging from costumes to scripts, from puppets to music, this display unpicks the punchlines to discover what humour since the Victorian era – whether subversive, surreal, mocking or celebratory – can tell us about what it means to be British today.
Look out for the Lunchtime Lecture on 1 May at 13.00, Hochhauser Auditorium. On 2 May the In Focus Tour at 13.00 starts from the Grand Entrance, Meeting Point.
Image: Brexit Dress. Pantomime dame costume designed by Lotte Collett for Sleeping Beauty at the Hackney Empire, 2016 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London