British Galleries, Room 55, Clore Study Area, V&A South Kensington - London, United Kingdom

Organised by V&A

This display reflects on the role of humour in debates around identity, empire and power over the past two hundred years.

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.

Image: Brexit Dress. Pantomime dame costume designed by Lotte Collett for Sleeping Beauty at the Hackney Empire, 2016 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

10.00 - 17.45
  • politics
  • humour
  • exhibition


Attendees — 7

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