James Graham’s drama about the rise of The Sun newspaper is unmissable, don’t miss out on Ink tickets
Olivier Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel stars as a young Rupert Murdoch in James Graham’s political drama Ink, transferring to the West End after a sold-out season at the Almeida Theatre. Directed by Rupert Goold, the critically acclaimed production follows the meteoric rise of The Sun newspaper, and plays a strictly limited season at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre.
It’s Fleet Street, 1969. A young Murdoch has plans to completely disrupt the hallowed traditions of the print industry, with the help of revolutionary editor Larry Lamb. Firstly, it’s key to give the readers exactly what they want. Taking on the establishment and launching a new paper against all odds, Ink sees the controversial rise of The Sun newspaper in becoming one of Britain’s most influential prints.
Bertie Carvel stars as Rupert Murdoch, with previous stage credits including The Hairy Ape and Matilda the Musical, as well as multiple screen credits including Doctor Foster and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Richard Coyle (Coupling) is Larry Lamb, with further cast members including Oliver Birch, Rachel Caffrey, Pearl Chanda, Geoffrey Freshwater, Jack Holden, Justin Salinger, David Schofield, Sophie Stanton, Tim Seed, Tony Turner and Rene Zagger.
Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre Rupert Goold directs, with previous credits including King Charles III and Made in Dagenham. Written by James Graham (This House, Labour of Love), Ink features design by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Neil Austin and video design by Jon Driscoll, with sound and compositions by Adam Cork.
Playing a limited season at the Duke of York’s Theatre, followed by the highly anticipated Mary Stuart, the gripping drama Ink runs from September 9th 2017 to January 6th 2017.
Ink is not suitable for children. Please note that this production features the smoking of real cigarettes.