Living Newspaper Editions 3 and 4 Writers Announced and Front Page Live Online Monday 29 March 5.30pm

Published on Mon 8 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 will now continue on Monday 29 March 2021, with Edition 3s Front Page available to watch live, online, at 5.30pm that day and over 15 performances of new work shared throughout the week. 

The Living Newspaper experience has been re-imaginedfor the upcoming four editions exclusively for an online audience at home.  Eachweeklyonlineedition willnow be delivered to ticket holdersoverfivedays – withnewcontentshareddailyincludinglocal and global perspectives, longer form pieces,adatingcolumn, a cartoon of the week, a weather room,anagony aunt,horoscopes,and more.Every editionwill launch with a live streamed performance of The Front Page at the beginning of the week. Audience numbers for the live stream will be limited due to the nature of the collective experience whereviewers can see each other on screen,so advanced booking for each edition is recommended. 

A different creative team, led by writers, will 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. 

Newperformances can be watchedMonday – Friday of that Editions week,and all pieces will be available towatch 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. 


Edition 3  

Edition 3launcheson Monday29March with theFront Page performed liveto an online audienceat5.30pm.Audiences are welcome to join thisliveexperience togetherwith cameras on,in a digital room (booking recommended). 

Content will then beaddedto the Living Newspaper online platformthroughout the week with the whole edition available to watchon demanduntil Sunday 11 April 2021. 


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 NeilsonMargaret Perry and Rebecca Prichard. 


Edition 4  

Edition 4will be released fromTuesday 6 April (following the bank holiday weekend), with theFront Page performed liveto an online audienceat5.30pm. 


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


Editions 5 & 6 

Edition 5 will be released fromMonday 12April andEdition6 fromMonday 19April 2021.  

Each Edition will launch with a live performance, and the edition will be available to watch for two weeks.  

Writers for these editions will be announced later in March. 


For the full press release, click here.