Cast Announced for Edition 3 of the Royal Court Theatre's Living Newspaper

Published on Tue 23 Mar 2021

Isabel Adomakoh Young, Deborah Bahi, Nigel Barrett, Susan Brown, Tom Fisher, Beth Hinton-Lever, Tony Jayawardena, Scott Karim, Ms Sharon Le Grand, Lucy Mangan, Sophie Melville, Siobhan McSweeney, Tom Mothersdale, Caleb Obediah and Sukh Ojla have been cast in the Royal Court Theatres Living Newspaper Edition 3.

Living Newspaper, the weekly project led by more than 60 writers and over 200 freelancers, was paused at the end of 2020 due to the national lockdown. The project will now continue on Monday 29 March 2021, with Edition 3s Front Page available to watch live, online, at 5.30pm with audiences welcome to join theliveexperience togetherwith cameras on,in a digital room (booking recommended). Following Mondays Front Page 15 performances of new work will be shared throughout the week.

A satirical take on what it means to be getting back to normal, Edition 3 explores everything from Indian nationalism, to the comforts of lockdown life, to the insidious side of Emily in Paris. Journeying between the hairdressers for a post-lockdown cut; to the middle of the ocean to see gathered treasures; to a queer karaoke bar somewhere off Dalston for a final dance at the end of the world. As we move towards life after lockdown, Edition 3 looks back and forward, and questions whats to come.

Writers for Edition 3 include 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.

For the full press release, click here.