This past weekend, I spent Saturday morning in the V&A Museum. It had actually been a while since I’ve been at the V&A. The last time that I can remember was for the Alexander McQueen exhibit, “Savage Beauty”.
All the old favourites were still in place; the jaw dropping jewellery gallery, the fashion gallery. But my old favourite, the theatre gallery had definitely had a face lift. In honour of the 40th anniversary of the Olivier Awards, the regular theatre exhibit has been transformed into “Curtain Up“.
This updated exhibit is more interactive than the previous one, while keeping old favourites like the costume dress up box. Recent hits like “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” and “Matilda” feature prominently. In fact, there is a part of the display that is probably the best advertisement that “Curious Incident” has been given.
And best (and most giggle inducing) of all, at the very start of the gallery there’s a cascade of recent playbills, with two of the top ones being from shows that Sam was in at the National.
Have you ever been to the V&A Museum? What’s your favourite exhibit?