Theatre censorship: still alive and kicking?

When: Wednesday 21 February, 7pm GMT
Where: Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Barbican Centre
Tickets: Information via Guildhall School

Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2018
Photo: Sarah Hickson for the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

This panel is part of Reflective Conservatoire Conference 2018: Artists as Citizens hosted by the Guildhall School.

On 26 September 1968 the Theatres Act abolished a censorship that had controlled plays in Great Britain since 1737. The next day the musical Hair opened in London with rock anthems and nude hippies. Expression was free.

Fifty years on, what are the forces at work that may be challenging a freedom of expression?

Who or what are the new Lord Chamberlains? How free are our performing arts?

This panel discussion, chaired by Jodie Ginsberg, CEO of Index on Censorship, will include contributions from experts from across the sector. It launches the Shakespeare’s Globe series on Shakespeare and Censorship and makes up part of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama’s Reflective Conservatoire Conference.

Delegates to the Reflective Conservatoire Conference will be able to register for complimentary tickets to this panel discussion once they go on sale on 4 December.

When: Wednesday 21 February, 7pm GMT
Where: Guildhall School of Music & Drama and the Barbican Centre
Tickets: Information via Guildhall School

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