Cast Announced for Edition 5 of Living NewspaperPublished on Wed 7 Apr 2021
The performers for Edition 5 include Nadia Albina, Philip Arditti, Nathalie Armin, Olatunji Ayofe, Daniel Cerqueira, Alex Chang, Le Gateau Chocolat, Laura Hanna, Simran Hunjun, Alana Jackson, Asifa Lahore, Kayla Meikle, Letty Thomas and Stuart Thompson.
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 4 on catch up until Sunday 18 April here.
Edition 5 sets out to dismantle histories – be that personal or political – whilst finding allies in bookshop glances, questioning who is desperate for hygge comfort and looking to our comrades and weather reporters for the true future.
Who has created our country’s past and who is shaping its future? Who gets to have their cake and eat it?
As we look back and forward, Edition 5 is a provocation to find joy in the cracks and the spaces left behind.
The cast for Edition 5 is Nadia Albina, Philip Arditti, Nathalie Armin, Olatunji Ayofe, Daniel Cerqueira, Alex Chang, Le Gateau Chocolat, Laura Hanna, Simran Hunjun, Alana Jackson, Asifa Lahore, Kayla Meikle, Letty Thomas and Stuart Thompson.
Edition 5 is written by Zia Ahmed, Leo Butler, Guillermo Calderón, Nick Cassenbaum, E.V. Crowe, Maud Dromgoole, Nessah Muthy, Iman Qureshi, Marcelo dos Santos, Nina Segal, Dalia Taha, Joel Tan and Maya Zbib.
Living Newspaper is designed by 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 the project. Each edition is overseen by one of the Design Collective, with Debbie Duru and Sandra Falase leading on Edition 5.
The lighting designer for Edition 5 is Elliot Griggs, the composer is D.J. Walde, the sound designers are Beth Duke and Duramaney Kamara, and the movement director is Chi-San Howard.
Facilitators and directors for Edition 5 include Milli Bhatia, Debbie Hannan, Ellie Horne, Lucy Morrison, Izzy Rabey, Anthony Simpson-Pike and Vishni Velada-Billson.
Edition 5 starts Monday 12 April 2021, book tickets here.
For the full press release, click here.