20 July 2018 / News
News from the V&A
‘Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50’ exhibition at the V&A
10th July 2018 – 27th January 2019
V&A Theatre and Performance Galleries
This display marks fifty years since the Theatres Act came into force, abolishing state censorship of the British stage. Around this time counterculture magazine OZ was taken to court on the grounds of obscenity, A Clockwork Orange was withdrawn from cinemas for its potential to incite violence, and The Sex Pistols’ God Save the Queen was banned by the BBC. Exploring theatre, film and music, it raises the question: is censorship still alive and well?