Mirror on the Moor

When most of the media is busying itself with the antics of the rich and famous, Living Newspaper Edition 4 is giving voice to those who are more usually the victims of the rich and famous.

‘Satire takes the stage in Tanika Gupta’s Mirror on the Moor, in which an irritable Priti Patel and a narcissistic Rishi Sunak compete to ask a magic mirror that bears the face of Thatcher which of them will be the next Prime Minister. But Thatcher just racially abuses them and is soon replaced by the figure of Dadabhai Naoroji, the first Indian MP in Britain, who supported the Suffragettes and once met Karl Marx. Not surprisingly, he finds Rishi and Priti a bit of a disappointment’ – British Theatre Guide.

“A sideways look at the people who govern us. A space for protest. Because we can’t party without protest and we can’t heal without it either” – Royal Court Theatre

From December 2020 – May 2021 the Royal Court created 7 weekly Living Newspapers. Each week a different creative team, led by writers, took over the Royal Court Theatre to stage an edition of Living Newspaper. 98 new pieces of work were produced by over 300 freelance artists.

Edition 4 was available to stream online from the 5th – 18th April 2021.

“This edition of Living Newspaper is full of hope. It may look back on the past year, but there’s a chink of light here too. Papers are usually full of bad news. Edition 4 is news to cheer”The Reviews Hub ⭐⭐⭐⭐