Living Newspaper, the weekly project led by more than 60 writers and over 200 freelancers, was paused at the end of 2020 following the first two Editions due to the national lockdown.
The project will now continue on Monday 29 March 2021, with Edition 3’s Front Page available to watch live, online, at 5.30pm that day and over 15 performances of new work shared throughout the week.
The Living Newspaper experience has been re-imagined for the upcoming four editions exclusively for an online audience at home. Each weekly online edition will now be delivered to ticket holders over five days – with new content shared daily including local and global perspectives, longer form pieces, a dating column, a cartoon of the week, a weather room, an agony aunt, horoscopes, and more. Every edition will launch with a live streamed performance of The Front Page at the beginning of the week. 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, so advanced booking for each edition is recommended.
A different creative team, led by writers, will take over the Royal Court Theatre to stage the new work each week which will be captured by Tea Films and shared with audiences at home.
New performances can be watched Monday – Friday of that Edition’s week, and all pieces will be available to watch over that weekend and the following week, allowing ticket holders to access the work much like they might an online paper – catching up on the news and supplements when it best suits them.
Edition 3 launches on Monday 29 March with the Front Page performed live to an online audience at 5.30pm. Audiences are welcome to join this live experience together with cameras on, in a digital room (booking recommended).
Content will then be added to the Living Newspaper online platform throughout the week with the whole edition available to watch on demand until Sunday 11 April 2021.
Writers for Edition 3 include Travis Alabanza, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Nick Bruckman, Anupama Chandrasekhar, Zain Dada, Josh Elliott, Rabiah Hussain, Sami Ibrahim, Karen Laws, Eve Leigh, Chloë Moss, Anthony Neilson, Margaret Perry and Travis Alabanza, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Nick Bruckman, Anupama Chandrasekhar, Zain Dada, Josh Elliott, Rabiah Hussain, Sami Ibrahim, Karen Laws, Eve Leigh, Chloë Moss, Anthony Neilson, Margaret Perry.
Edition 4 will be released from Tuesday 6 April (following the bank holiday weekend), with the Front Page performed live to an online audience at 5.30pm. Writers for Edition 4 include Bukky Bakray, Caro Black Tam, Stacey Gregg, Tanika Gupta, Ellie Kendrick, Sabrina Mahfouz, Nathaniel Martello-White, Eoin McAndrew, Caitlin McEwan, Rachel Nwokoro, Annie Siddons, Stef Smith, Ed Thomas and Michael Wynne.
Edition 5 will be released from Monday 12 April and Edition 6 from Monday 19 April 2021. Each Edition will launch with a live performance, and the edition will be available to watch for two weeks. Writers for these editions will be announced later in March.
More information, including how to watch can be found here