Harriet Reed

Harriet Reed is an Assistant Curator in the Theatre and Performance Department at the V&AShe is the Communications Officer for the UK Society for Theatre Research and a committee member of SIBMAS (International Association of Performing Arts Collections). As Assistant Curator in the V&A Theatre and Performance Department she contributed towards the exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970 and co-curated Censored! Stage, Screen, Society at 50. She has recently co-curated the major exhibition Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser.

Contact Email Address: h.reed@vam.ac.uk

Research Interests

  • 18th century theatre history
  • Theatrical celebrity and fine art/decorative arts
  • History of theatre censorship
  • Irish theatre history
  • 20th century musicals
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Costume for musicals
  • The ‘diva’ and history of women in performance