London - Exhibition

Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain

The Foundling Museum

20 Sep 201905 Jan 2020

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Highlighting the key venues in London and the provinces, from the theatres of Drury Lane, Covent Garden and Richmond, to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and the Foundling Hospital Chapel, as well as the provincial music festivals of other major cities in Britain, “Two Last Nights! Show Business in Georgian Britain” presents details of going to a show and building a music festival only with horses and carts in the eighteenth-century.

Displayed throughout the whole The Foundling Museum, the exhibition offers an opportunity for its audience to get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes back then and discover how leading artists of the day, including Hogarth, Hayman and Lambert, crossed over into the world of show business as scenery painters and set designers.

  • William Hogarth, The Laughing Audience, 1733 © Gerald Coke Handel FoundationWilliam Hogarth, The Laughing Audience, 1733 © Gerald Coke Handel Foundation

Contacts & Details

OPENING:
tue, wed, thu, fri, sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm; sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

CLOSING DAYS:
mon

ADMISSION:
£12; Concessions £9

ESTABLISHED:
+44 (0)20 7841 3600

OWNER/DIRECTOR:
Howell Caro


T: +44(0)20 7841 3600 M: enquiries@foundlingmuseum.org.uk W: The Foundling Museum
ADDRESS:
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 1AZ UK