Living Newspaper: Edition 1
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.
“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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