Exhibition: Sex, Death and Panto

A student-run exhibition on crime and pantomime in the Victorian and Edwardian theatre, using items from Kent's Special Collections and Archives.

Drama and Theatre students curate the latest exhibition in the Templeman Library.

“Sex, Death and Panto” runs from 5 April – 12 May. It is the result of a regular second-year Drama and Theatre module on Victorian and Edwardian theatre, taught in collaboration with Kent’s Special Collections & Archives. It emphasises the use of archives in researching 19th–  and early 20th-century theatre.

This year, the students chose to focus on how crimes and scandals affected the theatre of the time, and on the renowned pantomimes performed at Drury Lane. They used primary sources from the University’s extensive Theatre and Performance Archives.

All are welcome to the launch event at 16:30 on Wednesday 5 April, in the Gallery on Floor 1, Templeman West. There will be a short presentation from the students, who will be on hand to discuss their work with you, and there will be refreshments.

Read what the students say about their exhibition.

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