Published to coincide with an exhibition at the Theatre Museum The ten years of British theatre that started with the British premiere of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and John Osborne's seminal Look Back in Anger put Britain at the hub of the cultural map: no longer were Paris and New York the centres of all that was new and exciting. Focusing on the iconic productions of the time, this book relates those heady days in the performing arts to the fashion, design, popular music and style of the moment, and conveys the excitement of that era through vivid contemporary illustrations. The Theatre Museum, the National Museum of Performing Arts, is located in the heart of London's 'Theatreland'. The Museum, part of the V&A, provides a unique starting point to discover the extraordinary story, both past and present, of the performing arts in the UK. Its collections cover most forms of live entertainment, especially theatre, dance, opera and musical theatre. Unleashing Britain is the first Theatre Museum book from V&A Publications.