The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned
Opens: 05/04/2012 Closes: 30/09/2012 Hampton Court Palace, SurreyOh the debauchery! Courtly flamboyance, decadence and downright depravity abound in the striking historic setting of Hampton Court Palace. Charles II and Nell Gwynne (among a host of other historical figures) ‘star' in this part-art exhibition, part-historical drama which exposes the eyebrow raising courtly antics of the late 17th century. For more information visit: http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/WhatsOn/TheWildtheBeautifulandtheDamned Buy: http://www.hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/hamptoncourtadmission Watch:
Evening Standard“Could have been both amusing and instructive...” For such exhibits the title of the entertainment is an overstatement. It simply does not live up to being dubbed The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned, and to promise so much but deliver so little is a crushing disappointment for the visitor...
The Independent“Rollicking good stuff...” Lots of bosoms and plenty of cleavage. Carry On lives on in the Royal Palaces in the form of a new exhibition devoted to Charles II and his court ladies, mistresses and all...
Guardian“Quite naughty fun...” This is a nice way to mark the diamond jubilee, revelling in how much fun the monarchy has brought to British history...
The Telegraph“A compelling exhibition...” The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned reveals the way in which the court painters turned the King's mistresses into goddesses and saints...
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