Cast Announced for Edition 2 of the Royal Court Theatre's Living Newspaper

Published on Wed 16 Dec 2020

Moronkẹ Akinola, Hammed Animashaun, Ayesha Antoine, Alex Austin,  Lisa Hammond, Mariam Haque, Zachary Hing, Siu-see Hung, Wendy Kweh, Tasha Lim, Ntonga Mwanza, Rochelle Rose and Liza Sadovy have been cast in Edition 2 of the Royal Court Theatres Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative. 

Living Newspaperisa weekly live newspaper running over six weeks. It is urgent, responsive and fast with writers filing their pieces by Tuesday and actors performing from Thursday, script-in-hand, hot off the press.  

Due to Monday’s government announcement that London will be moved to Tier 3 restrictions from Wednesday 16 December 2020, Edition 2 of the Living Newspaper will now be available as an online event only and is available to stream from 5pm Sunday 20 December 2020 – 4pm Sunday 27 December 2020.

Edition 2 has beenwritten byRyan Calais Cameron, Sian Chen, Yuqun Fan, Tom Fowler, Nick Gill, Ruby Holder, Emteaz Hussain, Jammz, Yasmin Joseph, Anchuli Felicia King, Tife Kusoro, Mark Ravenhill, Ruby Thomas and Tom Wells, with Sian Chens contribution translated by Jeremy Tiang.  

The designers areShankhoChaudhuri, Debbie Duru,Cara Evans, SandraFalase, Zoë Hurwitzand ChloeLamfordwho have been working as a Design Collective since early 2020.Together they have radically imagined the Royal Courts spaces forLiving Newspaper.Eacheditionwillbe overseen by oneof the Design Collective,with Shankho Chaudhuri and Sandra Falase leading onEdition 2.  

Lighting Designers on Edition 2 are Simisola Lucia Majekodunmi and Nao Nagai, with Sound Design by Tony Gayle, Elena Peña and Giles Thomas, Composition and live music performance by Jammz, Musical Direction by Cassandra Gurling and Movement Direction by Ivan Blackstock.   

The facilitators for Edition 2 include Royal Court staff Jane Fallowfield (Literary Manager), Myah Jeffers (Literary Associate), Philip Morris (Trainee Director), Sam Pritchard (Associate Director – International) and theatre director Roy Alexander Weise MBE. 

For the full press release, click here.

To visit the Online Premiere event page for Living Newspaper: Edition 2, click here.