Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50

This display marked 50 years since the Theatres Act came into force, abolishing state censorship of the British stage

This display is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Exploring theatre, film and music, this display examined the regulation of theatre in the 17th century through to the time of Kubrick's provocative A Clockwork Orange and the Sex Pistols' God Save the Queen, as well as censorship's role today.

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Background image: Saved production photograph, Royal Court Theatre, 1985. © John Haynes/Lebrecht Music & Arts