Living Newspaper Edition 1 at the Court

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Thu 10 Dec - Sat 12 Dec 2020

In-person performances of Living Newspaper have now sold out but tickets are available to watch Edition 1 online, bringing the Royal Court experience to you at home. Find out more and book tickets from £10 here.

The first edition of Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative went on sale at 12noon on Monday 7 December. Performances have extremely limited capacity and each booker is limited to a maximum of two tickets per performance.

Living Newspaper is a physically active piece of promenade theatre across six floors of the Royal Court building, and it will include prolonged periods of standing, going up and down stairs, and moving around the building. Audiences of 15 people will be socially distanced throughout. Step free access and a lift are available. Please read our dedicated FAQ page for more information about in-person performances of Living Newspaper at the Royal Court.

Five performances of Living Newspaper are available to watch in person at the Royal Court from Thursday 10 – Saturday 12 December. 

Thursday 10 December at 12noon

Friday 11 December at 3:30pm and 7:30pm

Saturday 12 December at 3:30pm and 7:30pm

Performances of Edition 1 will contain flashing lights and smoke.

We recognise that coming to the Royal Court to see Living Newspaper may well be your first theatre visit since March, and we want to make the experience as comfortable as possible. We are taking the necessary measures to ensure the safety of audiences, performers and staff – please read our COVID-19 Safety Information for more details.

Edition 1

Each weekly edition of the newspaper will be created by both a collective of writers responsible for the front page and overall tone of the edition and contributing writers offering individual pieces.

Edition 1 is written by Miriam Battye, Amir Gudarzi, Nazareth Hassan, Matilda Ibini, Sonia Jalaly, Jasmine Lee-Jones, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Somalia Nonyé Seaton, Katherine Soper, Chris Thorpe, Temi Wilkey and Daniel York Loh.

It will be urgent, responsive and fast – with writers filing their pieces by Tuesday and actors performing from Thursday, script-in-hand, hot off the press. Each edition will include performances relating to the moment we are in with local and global perspectives, longer form pieces, dating columns, a cartoon of the week, the world in pictures, a weather room, agony aunts, horoscopes and much more.

Image: A sports page by Olivia Twist. In summer 2020 artist Olivia Twist who was commissioned to respond to the concept of Living Newspaper with illustrations for the six editions.

Royal Court Theatre

Watch in Person (SOLD OUT)
Prices start at £12 for live performances at the theatre (max 2 per booking). Tickets are extremely limited.

If you are able, we ask that you consider adding a donation to your ticket to further support the work of the Royal Court. Find out more.

Accessible performances:

In-person performances of Living Newspaper will be accessible for wheelchair users.

Scripts will be available for performances on Fridays and Saturdays for anyone that might benefit from having the text available to them during the performance.

Audio described enhanced pre-show notes will be available for Saturday performances of each edition.


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