Monday 18 July 2016, 19:15-22:00
BP Lecture Theatre
Take an irreverent and amusing look at the not-so-famous people who have been unfairly consigned to the dustbin of history. Comedian Iszi Lawrence (creator and host of The Z List Dead List podcast and show) is joined by four (currently) notable people who will highlight their unsung historical heroes.
You can’t pop into the Museum without being assaulted by all manner of objects honouring some celebrated stiff. But what of the forgotten heroes – the weird and wonderful characters that are a mere footnote in the annals of history? Hoping to snatch them from the jaws of obscurity, four advocates of these overlooked overachievers will plead their case to the assembled public (that’s you). At the end of the show, you’ll vote for the person who is most deserving of our recognition. So, it’s a bit like The X Factor for dead talented people. (That’s dead, talented people. Also Simon Cowell won’t be there. And there probably won’t be any singing. But there will be talent So, actually, it’s nothing like The X Factor. Look, it will be fun, OK?)
Warning: may contain humour (and historical facts).
Members may purchase tickets for up to six guests. Age 16+.
18 July line up:
Zoe Lyons: Mock the Week, The News Quiz, Live At The Apollo
Paul Sinha: The Now Show, Just a Minute, Loose Ends
Bob Mills: Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk, In Bed with Medinner
Plus guest curator from the British Museum
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes including a 40-minute interval. Ticket holders may arrive from 18.45 through the Main entrance on Great Russell Street. Ticket holders who are in the Museum at closing time (17.30) must leave and re-enter at 18.45. Doors to the BP Lecture Theatre open at 18.45 and seats are unreserved, available on a first-come, first-served basis. The show begins at 19.15 and latecomers will not be permitted entry. A bar will be available in the Clore Centre for Education Foyer before the event and during the interval serving drinks and a selection of light snacks. Please note that only bottled water is permitted in the BP Lecture Theatre. If you wish to make any access arrangements, please contact the Membership Office before booking on firstname.lastname@example.org or 020 7323 8195. In the unlikely event performers change due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no refunds. Tickets are subject to availability and are non-refundable.