Museum of London is partnering with Guildhall School of Music and Drama to create an immersive digital world, Beasts of London. The exhibition aims to take visitors on a journey through time so they can experience London’s history with furry inhabitants, ‘the beasts’.
Some famous faces have lent their voice to the animals such as Kate Moss, Brian Blessed, Pam Ferris, Nish Kumar, Stephen Mangan, Angellica Bell and Joe Pasquale. Each episode tells the story of the capital from an animal’s perspective and highlight iconic moments in the city’s history. Pam Ferris is an eagle during the Roman rule and explains the creating of Londinium, while visitors will also get to see King Henry VIII’s steed battle through The Plague.
Inspired by objects in the Museum’s collection, Beasts of London will be a fully interactive digital installation that will incorporate live music composed and performed by Guildhall School and video projection mapping. It is led by creative director of the school’s live events unit, Dan Shorten. Artists on the BA Video Design for Live Performance programme have also contributed.
Beasts of London is open from 5 April 2019 to 5 January 2020.