Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain
September 2019. Two Last Nights! is now open at the Foundling Museum, London, from 20 Sep 2019 - 05 Jan 2020.
With new designs by Qualia, the interactive exhibition experiences delve into theatre and concert going in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. There are more than 100 objects on display and visitors can discover the surprising similarities and differences between theatre and festival-going then and now. Highlights include advertising, ticket sales, audience histories and the dress codes of Georgian theatre enthusiasts.
Visitors can enjoy a fascinating glimpse of behind-the-scenes roles, from theatre managers, set designers and scenery-painters, to the refreshment sellers and ticket collectors. Learn how leading artists of the day, including Hogarth, Hayman and Lambert, infiltrated the world of show business as set designers and scenery painters.
"This terrific little exhibition does something very difficult and does it very well…"
London Evening Standard
"…they have some amazing artefacts there at the exhibition, I highly recommend a visit..."
BBC Radio 3 In Tune
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