Living Newspaper: Edition 1

A Disruption. A Manifesto. A Celebration.

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From 10 Dec

The first edition of Living Newspaper: A Counter Narrative was performed in front of audiences at the Royal Court from Thursday 10 Dec- Sat 12 December. It premiered online on Sunday 13 December and was available to watch for a week.

The edition was 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.

Scripts were submitted on Tuesday 8 Dec, the cast rehearsed on Wednesday 9 Dec and from Thursday 10 Dec the actors performed the work to audiences, script-in-hand, hot off the press.

Audiences, online and in person were taken around the Royal Court building on a journey never before available to the public in this way.

You can read all the scripts in the Living Newspaper: Edition 1 Zine here.

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.

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“Defiant, energised and embracing spirit of immediacy and provocation... one of the most inventive approaches to pandemic theatre-making so far”

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“Edition One successfully lays out the collective’s manifesto as gutsy, reflective and diverse in both content and style.”

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