The Last Newspaper

The Belgrade’s Canley Youth Theatre in association with the University of Warwick present

The Last Newspaper

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 March

  • Presented at Festival Venues
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We hope you can join us for this performance and research dissemination event funded by the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick.

Our story takes place in the future – Once Upon a Tomorrow to be exact. In the divided town of Paperville, Grandma lives with her two grandchildren Jack and Jill. Despite the distractions of digital screens and Candy Houses made by The Three Little Pigs Limited, their world is unsettled by the arrival of a lost fisherwoman who asks them where she might find a library in their town. When Jack and Jill explain that they don’t know what a library is, Grandma knows it’s finally time to tell the truth and she sends them on a quest to find The Last Newspaper. In a fictional fairy-tale world of post-truth and alternative facts, who can be trusted?

For the past seven months, Dr Rachel King (Centre for Education Studies) has been working with The Belgrade’s Canley Youth Theatre, Jouvan Fucinni (Youth Theatre Director) and Angela Evans (Youth Worker, Coventry Integrated Youth Services) to explore young people’s feelings about their future. We have been asking what they hope for, what they care about and what they fear and loathe. This ensemble performance of The Last Newspaper invites you into a dystopian fairy tale world of post-truth and alternative facts. This event aims to provoke discussion about the ways theatre and performance can foster young people’s sense of civic engagement.

Running time: Approx 40 mins followed by a short Q&A with the cast and directors.

The Last Newspaper will be performing at the following venues;

Thursday 23 March, 6pm
Humanities Studio, (H076 Humanities Building)
University of Warwick

Light refreshments will be available after the Thurs 23 Mar performance. The Humanities Studio is located on the first floor and at the back of The Humanities Building, Central Campus (just off Library Road). A campus map is available to download on the right hand side of this page. You can park in Car Park 7 (by the Arts Centre) for free from 5pm and the nearby Car Parks 8 and 8a for £2.

Friday 24 March, 6pm
Shop Front Theatre
38 City Arcade

Find out more about our Hope, Care and Civic Engagement project.

Thu 23 Mar 6:00pm Sold Out
Fri 24 Mar 6:00pm Sold Out
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