LONDON TOAST THEATRE
– an English phenomenon in Danish theatre
Even though the bigger exhibition about the history of London Toast Theatre "LONDON TOAST THEATRE – an English phenomenon in Danish theatre" is over now, some of Kirsten Brink's amazing Crazy Christmas costumes can still be seen at the Theatre Museum at The Court Theatre. The current exhibition Off Stage is as recommendable as the previous magnificent The History of Europe – told by its theatres that dived into archives of theatres and museums and displayed a panorama over 2500 years of European theatre culture, and also showed how over time theatre culture has been a frontrunner in breaking and crossing borders, and how the theatre has influenced and still influences the political power and governance through time towards democracy.
Off Stage is a unique special exhibition of actor portraits inside the Theater Museum in the Hofteatret. Amongst the portraits can several old “Toasties” be seen: Nicolas Bro, Claes Bang and Benjamin Boe Rasmussen.
London Toast Theatre was also mentioned in the Nu -til stregen! exhibition in 2020. A documentary exhibition about the theater critic Gregers Dirckinck-Holmfeld and the theater cartoonist Claus Seidel's collaboration. The theater review and theater drawing have long, solid roots in Denmark. Both the review and the drawing have been recognized terms all the way back in the 18th century, long before the modern printing press, photography, film and television. Nu- til stregen! shows a wide range of the moderne times many and very different classical and modern performances - plays, opera, ballet and Crazy Christmas Cabarets - that Dirckinck-Holmfeld and Seidel have seen, reviewed and drawn.
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