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Saturday, 9 September 2017
Saturday, 6 January 2018
3 hours (One interval)
Head to the sumptuous Duke of York's theatre in the glittering West End for a play you probably never thought you'd see on stage. This is the compelling story of The Sun newspaper and the man who turned it into a massive smash hit of a top seller, the young Rupert Murdoch. It's noisy, confident and brash – not unlike the newspaper itself – and it has already scored plenty of critical acclaim during its inaugural run at the Almeida theatre. The remarkable 'political' playwright James Graham penned it, and it's tipped to become a huge hit for 2017.
The Daily Telegraph calls it, “A play for today” and says, “The script contains barely a dull line, and Rupert Goold – directing the finest thing at the Almeida since King Charles III – ensures there’s no let-up in interest or intrigue.” Ink stars Bertie Carvel as the young Murdoch and Richard Coyle as his first editor, the infamous Larry Lamb. The Almeida's own Rupert Goold directs the story, which reveals The Sun's first year under Murdoch's ownership, from its relaunch as a tabloid to the invention of Page Three and beyond into the paper's long, ugly rivalry with Hugh Cudlipp's Mirror. If you've ever wondered what Fleet Street was like in its heyday, look no further. Thrilling stuff!