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Censored: Inside the Lord Chamberlain’s Office (British Library)

September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST

£8 – £12

When:  – 
Where: Knowledge Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
Tickets: From £8 to £12 via British Library.

Additional information: Web |+44 (0)1937 546546 | boxoffice@bl.uk

50 years after the Lord Chamberlain’s Office stopped censoring British theatre,Kathryn Johnson, Steve Nicholson and Dan Rebellato shed light on the inner workings of the former ‘fun police’. They are joined by writer and director Vinay Patel, author of the smash-hit BBC drama Murdered by My Father, who writes a short scene especially for the occasion which is performed and censored on the night.

How did censorship used to work? How could playwrights play the system? And what was the cost of censorship for society? Drawing on a wealth of examples and anecdotes from the Lord Chamberlain’s archive, held by the British Library, our panel of experts discover what would have got you into trouble (and clever ways you might have got around it…)

Hosted by The British Library as part of Banned Books Week UK 2018.


September 25, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£8 – £12