‘Living Newspaper’ to return for virtual performances at Royal Court
The series sets out to dramatise the world we live in today.
First announced in September 2020, the Royal Court’s latest project is Living Newspaper, with creatives using different mediums to explore current affairs. After the latest lockdown, Living Newspaper will return later this month, with four more episodes confirmed.
Each edition of Living Newspaper includes performances dedicated to local and global perspectives. There’s also elements traditional to newspapers, including cartoons, weather reporting, an agony aunt, horoscopes and a dating column.
Living Newspaper is inspired by the history of the Federal Theatre Project, a twentieth-century American arts programme that became an important form of expression for unemployed artists.
Edition Three features writing from Travis Alabanza, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Nick Bruckman, Anupama Chandrasekhar, Zain Dada, Josh Elliott, Rabiah Hussain, Sami Ibrahim, Karen Laws, Eve Leigh, Chloë Moss, Anthony Neilson, Margaret Perry and Rebecca Prichard. It’s available to watch from 29 March for one week.
Edition Four then begins from 5 April for one week, with creatives including Bukky Bakray, Caro Black Tam, Stacey Gregg, Tanika Gupta, Ellie Kendrick, Sabrina Mahfouz, Nathaniel Martello-White, Eoin McAndrew, Caitlin McEwan, Rachel Nwokoro, Annie Siddons, Stef Smith, Ed Thomas and Michael Wynne.
More details for Editions Five and Six, the final two installments, will be announced at a later date.
Live performances at the Royal Court are to be announced.
Photo credit: Michele Austin, Natalie Dew, Georgie Fellows, Amaka Okafor, Alexzandra Sarmiento and Ragevan Vasan (Photo courtesy of Royal Court Theatre)