Writers Announced for Edition 2 of the Royal Court Theatre's Living Newspaper

Published on Fri 11 Dec 2020

Over 60 writers are involved in the creation of the Royal Court Theatre’s weekly Living Newspaper.

Writers for Edition 2 include Ryan Calais Cameron, Si’an Chen, Yuqun Fan, Tom Fowler, Nick Gill, Ruby Holder, Emteaz Hussain, Jammz, Yasmin Joseph, Anchuli Felicia King, Tife Kusoro, Mark Ravenhill, Ruby Thomas and Tom Wells. Si’an Chen’s contribution will be translated by Jeremy Tiang. 

Edition 2 runs from Thursday 17 December 2020 – Saturday 19 December 2020. With the online edition available from Sunday 20 December 5pm.

Living Newspaper is a weekly live newspaper running over six weeks.

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.

The designers are Shankho Chaudhuri, Debbie Duru, Cara Evans, Sandra Falase, Zoë Hurwitz and Chloe Lamford who have been working as a Design Collective since early 2020. Together they have radically imagined the Royal Court’s spaces for Living Newspaper. Each edition will be overseen by members of the Design Collective, with Shankho Chaudhuri and Sandra Falase leading on Edition 2.  

Edition 2 will also include Lighting by Simisola Majekodunmi, Sound by Elena Peña and Giles Thomas, Composition and live music performance by Jammz, Musical Direction by Cassandra Gurling and Movement Direction by Ivan Blackstock.  

Facilitating Edition 2 will be Royal Court staff Jane Fallowfield (Literary Manager), Myah Jeffers (Literary Associate), Philip Morris (Trainee Director), Sam Pritchard (Associate Director – International) and theatre director Roy Alexander Weise MBE. 

For the full press release, click here.