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Hold the front page - Sun play is a five-star smash

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West End Transfer

One of 2017's most lauded plays, James Graham's searing portrait of a young Rupert Murdoch and the rise of The Sun newspaper transfers to the West End this autumn. Pulling in a cosmos of all star ratings from critics and audiences alike, Ink is a gripping account of the media mogul and his utter determination to shatter the traditions of Fleet Street and his rivals with a revolutionary approach that has made the paper the influential and notorious bastion it is today.

Matilda's Bertie Cavel reprises his razor sharp performance as the famed antipodean, against Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb, the paper's ambitious first editor, with direction from Rupert Goold.

London 1969

Giving the people what they want, not what they actually need to know. That became the defining tenent of both the now-defunct News Of The World, and its daily sister paper, The Sun. Formerly known prior to 1964 as the Daily Herald; it became a tabloid in 1969 after it was purchased by Murdoch's News Corp. Graham's ruthless three hour epic examines the rise of the tabloid phenomenon in arresting and dazzling style. A must-see for journalists and readers alike, this biting new play will throw new light on the news tycoon and his controversial practices.

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Previews from: 9 September 2017

Opening night: 19 September 2017

Booking through until: 6 January 2018

Run time

Three hours with one intermission



INK swallows you whole and spits you out in 1969, a time when a young Rupert Murdoch has just bought The Sun newspaper and plans to make it into a tabloid, appointing Larry Lamb as editor who's been given the job of doing whatever it takes in order to more »

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