Beasts of London
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"A whole succession of creatures provide an engaging way into history" - Evening Standard ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Step into a tour through London’s history, narrated by the animals who once lived here.
Beasts of London explores the fascinating role animals have played in shaping the capital. Be guided through time, from the Roman era through Medieval London and right up to present day, narrated by the beasts themselves. Discover how animals – from lions and elephants, to horses, rats and pigeons – have shaped the city and its beastly history.
Some of these creatures might sound a bit familiar, too: Kate Moss, Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale voice some of the animals featured in the show.
Inspired by objects in our collection and created in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Beasts of London is a fully immersive digital installation using video projection mapping. You'll wa
lk through theatrical sets in which stories will be told through dramatic audio-visual presentations. You'll also discover some objects on display.