Cast Announced for Edition 6 of Living NewspaperPublished on Tue 13 Apr 2021
The cast for Edition 6 include: Marion Bailey, Cian Binchy, Tim Crouch, Louisa Harland, Lara Grace Ilori, Rose Lewenstein, Maimuna Memon, Nando Messias, Sule Rimi, Grace Savage, Dorcas Sebuyange, Michelle Tiwo, Alan Williams, Millicent Wong and special guest Basil the Dog.
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, and Edition 5 until Sunday 25 April here.
Edition 6 starts Monday 19 April 2021, book tickets here.
Edition 6 explores the strange and contradictory relationship between a closed theatre building and the world outside; asking questions about why we gather together and who we might have lost when we do so again.
It will take audiences on a journey from the familiarity of an old English pub, down the streets of Belarus, into the heady territory of global financial markets, stop briefly on a quiet park bench before bringing them back into the heart of the Royal Court itself.
Edition 6 is written by Pamela Carter, Hester Chillingworth, Tim Crouch, Molly Davies, Amy Bethan Evans, Robert Alan Evans, Rose Lewenstein, Simon Longman, Rory Mullarkey, Lettie Precious, Pavel Pryazhko, Testament, Joe Ward Munrow, Kit Withington and Rachael Young. Pavel Pryazhko’s work will be translated by Sasha Dugdale.
The cast for Edition 6 is Marion Bailey, Cian Binchy, Tim Crouch, Louisa Harland, Lara Grace Ilori, Rose Lewenstein, Maimuna Memon, Nando Messias, Sule Rimi, Grace Savage, Dorcas Sebuyange, Michelle Tiwo, Alan Williams, Millicent Wong and Basil the Dog.
The previously announced piece by Stacey Gregg, performed by Amanda Coogan and Rachael Merry, has been moved from Edition 4 to Edition 6.
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 Sandra Falase and Zoë Hurwitz leading on Edition 6.
The lighting designer for Edition 6 is Simisola Majekodunmi, the composer is Danielle Brathwaite Shirley, and the sound designers are Tony Gayle, Rob Donnelly Jackson and Ella Wahlström.
Facilitators and directors for Edition 6 include Jane Fallowfield, Grace Gummer, Lucy Morrison, Hamish Pirie, Sam Pritchard, Izzy Rabey and Anthony Simpson-Pike.
The Living Newspaper experience is exclusively for an online audience at home. Each weekly online edition is sent to ticket holders over five days – with new content shared daily including local and global perspectives, longer form pieces, a dating column, a weather room, an agony aunt, horoscopes and more.
A different creative team, led by writers, take over the Royal Court Theatre to stage the new work each week which will be captured by Tea Films and shared with audiences at home.
New performances can be watched Monday – Friday of that Edition’s week, and all pieces will be available to watch over that weekend and the following week, allowing ticket holders to access the work much like they might an online paper – catching up on the news and supplements when it best suits them.
For the full press release, click here.