Visit the Star Wars Identities exhibition at London’s O2 arena.
Not just for the geekiest of Star Wars geeks, the Star Wars Identities exhibition at London’s O2 takes visitors on a journey where they will discover the science behind ‘identity’.
This is the Star Wars of George Lucas’ imagination. It’s the Star Wars that owes a great deal to his love of Japanese film and where his creativity ran riot within the confines of the technology available to him. It is not the Disney version – let’s get that clear (although the gift shop goodies are all Disney branded). It’s part exhibition, part immersive experience and on entering visitors are given an earpiece to hear the various commentaries throughout, and a wristband which is used to build up their own identity through answering a series of questions that link to the various themes on identity that are posed. Don’t worry however, all this seriousness is lightened with a fascinating collection of some 200 artifacts from the films that ran from 1977 to 1983. Highlights include Chewbacca’s furry costume, and Princess Leia’s alluring prison outfit. Character development is also shown through various drawings and models – Jabba the Hutt started out very differently – and there are some great models of the various star ships plus clips from the films which are used to illustrate the various ‘identity’ elements.
The exhibition is on a world tour and has landed in London where it will stay until September 2017 however tickets are selling fast.
Stars Wars Identities is on at the O2. Prices off-peak start at adult £20 (£25 peak), concession £15 (£18 peak), child £10 (£15 peak), family £48 (£60 peak). Children under five go free.
By Debbie Djordjevic