Cast Announced for Edition 4 of the Royal Court Theatre's Living Newspaper

Published on Tue 30 Mar 2021

Living Newspaper, the weekly project led by more than 60 writers and over 200 freelancers, was paused at the end of 2020 following the first two Editions due to the national lockdown. The project continued on Monday 29 March 2021. Each Edition launches with a live streamed performance of The Front Page, and then is available to watch for two weeks. You can watch Edition 3 on catch up until Sunday 11 April here.

Edition 4 takes a sideways look at the people who govern us. A space for protest. Because we can’t party without protest and we can’t heal without it either.

Edition 4 will feature Rishi Sunak as your romantic Indian soap hero, sign language interpreters prepping for a Covid briefing at the Northern Irish Assembly, a teenager watching the End SARS protests play out on Instagram, a love letter to Nicola Sturgeon, an internet boy who becomes a museum piece, an unravelling of Peruvian independence day celebrations and a box office supervisor who tells it like it is.

The cast for Edition 4 is Ravi Aujla, Raj Bajaj, Bukky Bakray, Jason Barnett, Shiloh Coke, Amanda Coogan, Sutara Gayle, Ellis Howard, Genesis Lynea, Patrick McNamee, Rachael Merry, Katya Morrison, Gloria Obianyo, Ashna Rabheru, Bianca Stephens and Stephanie Street.

Edition 4 is written by Bukky Bakray, Stacey Gregg, Tanika Gupta, Ellie Kendrick, Sabrina Mahfouz, Nathaniel Martello-White, Eoin McAndrew, Caitlin McEwan, Rachel Nwokoro, Annie Siddons, Stef Smith, Caro Black Tam, Ed Thomas, and Michael Wynne.

The designers are Shankho Chaudhuri, Debbie Duru, Cara Evans, Sandra Falase, Zoë Hurwitz and Chloe Lamford who have been working as a Design Collective since early 2020. Together they have radically imagined the Royal Court’s spaces for Living Newspaper. Each edition will be overseen by one of the Design Collective, with Shankho Chaudhuri and Cara Evans leading on Edition 4.

Lighting design for Edition 4 is by Anthony Arblaster, sound design by Ben Ringham, Max Ringham, Xana, Tony Gayle and Justin Teasdale, sound and music by Xana, composition by Kareem Samara, and movement direction from Malik Sharpe and Ria Meera Munshi.

Edition 4 is facilitated by Jude Christian, Lucy Morrison, Jane Fallowfield, Philip Morris and Myah Jeffers, with additional direction by Theresa Ikoko, Hamish Pirie and Sam Pritchard.

It starts Tuesday 6 April 2021, book tickets here.

For the full press release, click here.