Living Newspaper Edition 6
Edition 6 of Living Newspaper will launch on Monday 19 April with the Front Page performed live to an online audience at 5.30pm.
Written by Pamela Carter, Hester Chillingworth, Tim Crouch, Molly Davies, Amy Bethan Evans, Robert Alan Evans, Stacey Gregg, Rose Lewenstein, Simon Longman, Rory Mullarkey, Lettie Precious, Pavel Pryazhko, Testament, Joe Ward Munrow, Kit Withington and Rachael Young. Pavel Pryazhko’s contribution will be translated by Sasha Dugdale.
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 us 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 us back into the heart of the Royal Court itself.
A different creative team will take over the Royal Court Theatre to stage each edition.
The cast for Edition 6 include Marion Bailey, Cian Binchy, Amanda Coogan, Tim Crouch, Louisa Harland, Lara Grace Ilori, Rose Lewenstein, Maimuna Memon, Rachael Merry, Nando Messias, Sule Rimi, Grace Savage, Dorcas Sebuyange, Michelle Tiwo, Alan Williams, Millicent Wong and Basil the Dog.
Facilitators for Edition 6 include Jane Fallowfield, Grace Gummer, Lucy Morrison, Hamish Pirie, Sam Pritchard, Izzy Rabey and Anthony Simpson-Pike.
Over five days, new filmed content will be shared daily including performances from local and global perspectives, longer form pieces, a dating column, a cartoon of the week, a weather room, an agony aunt, horoscopes, and more.
The edition will be available to watch for two weeks until Sunday 2 May allowing you to access the work much like you might an online paper – catching up on the news and supplements when it best suits you.
The Line Up
This is Actually Live written by Hester Chillingworth, Lettie Precious, Pamela Carter, Rory Mullarkey, Robert Alan Evans, Rachael Young and Simon Longman. Written and composed by Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (The Front Page)
Someone Stares at a Dog for a Few Minutes, and Has a Think About It All by Simon Longman (The Long Listen)
I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS SHIT by Lettie Precious (The Weather Room)
Our Moon Under Water by Kit Withington (The Bookshop)
Pixels by Rachael Young (The News Stand)
LIFE IS DIFFICULT AND THEN YOU DIE by Rose Lewenstein (Subculture Substage)
LIVE NEWS by Joe Ward Munrow (Con-Troll Room)
ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA by Molly Davies (The Blank Space)
you, me – the market by Pamela Carter (Royal Court-ing)
NEURODIVERGE-AUNT by Amy Bethan Evans (Agony Aunt)
HOROSCOPES by Tim Crouch
Mi casa es su casa by Hester Chillingworth (Subverts)
STREET CRED REPORT by Testament (The Lift)
Ribbons written by Pavel Pryazhko Translated by Sasha Dugdale (Supplement)
This Play by Rory Mullarkey (What’s On)
Three Pictures by Robert Alan Evans (Cartoon)
flicking the shamrock by Stacey Gregg (The Long Look)
Audience numbers for the live stream will be limited due to the nature of the collective experience where viewers can see each other on screen.
Living Newspaper is accessible via captions, audio description, and story and sensory synopsis. These are available to all bookers when they log in to the Living Newspaper Player.
Choose a date
Sun 2 May 11.59pm
Edition 6 is available from 12 April – 25 April