Student Exhibition: Sex, Death and Panto

Drama and Theatre students curate the latest exhibition in the Templeman Library, which runs from 5 April to 12 May. All are welcome to the launch event at 16:30 on Wednesday 5 April, in the Gallery on Floor 1, Templeman West, to learn more about how the students selected and curated the material on display.

“Sex, Death and Panto” 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.