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Putting on a Show

Experience the magic of theatre from props to make-up, special effects to costume design, curtain–up to curtain-call, in a free, family-friendly exhibition offering plenty of fun things to do, with puzzles to solve and things to try on, colour in and even smell!

Just in time for Christmas, this exhibition will use pantomime to take visitors on a journey of discovery through the fascinating world of theatre production. Find out how Greek and Roman actors portrayed characters without using make-up, the origin of the word ‘prop’ and Hollywood star Spencer Tracey’s secret to a successful career on the stage.

We are delighted to include a group artwork created by young people taking part in the Horizon 20:20 More and Better project, a four year arts-intervention programme to promote engagement in the arts for young people in non-mainstream education. Young people from Woodlands Education Centre, Havant, The Bridge Education Centre in Eastleigh and The Key Education Centre in Gosport have been working with professional artists to create their own pop-up theatre inspired by the theme of ‘Putting on a Show’. This stunning and imaginative artwork will form the spectacular introduction to the exhibition.

Titchfield Festival Theatre have kindly loaned items from their extensive collection of creative and colourful pantomime props and costumes, many produced in their own workshops.

For a festive treat this Christmas why not pop in to Westbury Manor Museum and discover the ingenuity and resourcefulness that goes into ‘putting on a show’ and in particular, all the glamour and fun of the traditional pantomime. And don’t forget to try a seasonal mince pie in the café while you’re there!

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Westbury Manor Museum

Address: Westbury Manor Museum, West Street, Fareham PO16 0JJ
Telephone: 01329 822063

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