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Show notes

Running time: 3 hours (One interval)

Booking from: 04 Jan 2018

Booking until: 04 Jan 2018

Age restrictions: Recommended for children aged 10 and over. Children aged 3 and under will not be permitted.


The ShowIt's 1969 and London's prestigious Fleet Street is about to be bombarded by the maverick Robert Murdoch. Written by political playwright James Graham, follow the story of Murdoch as he takes control of The Sun newspaper with the aim to transform it into a tabloid for the people. Murdoch, played by Olivier award-winning Bertie Carvel, and his newly appointed Editor Larry Lamb, played by Geoffrey Freshwater, play on ideas to reinvent and enliven the paper. The premise of a celebrity-focused paper soon becomes reality. Lamb's introduction of provocative page three models and the paper's controversial coverage of the McKay kidnapping injected a new lease of life to the paper. Murdoch's main aim was to compete against their rival, The Mirror. Graham uses satire and wit to keep audiences gripped during this time of exhilarating change in British journalism. Ink is directed by Rupert Goold and the performances by Carvel and Freshwater are outstanding. Graham's play features creative set design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin and choreography by Lynne Page. Make sure to grab your tickets and watch the drama unfold at the West End's Duke of York Theatre.

History of Ink
Ink follows on from James Graham's hugely successful This House, a play set in 1974 which focuses on the unruly influences within the Houses of Commons and the hung parliament. This House premiered at the Royal National Theatre in 2012. In 2015, Graham teamed up with director Josie Rourke to create The Vote. The Vote takes place at a made up polling station in Lambeth on election night, the election being predominantly focused on David Cameron and Ed Miliband. The play was purposely broadcast live on UK television on election night in May 2015. Catherine Tate, Judi Dench and Dench's daughter Finty Williams star amongst the cast of 40. Graham's new play Ink has had a successful run at the Almeida Theatre before it turns to the West End this September.

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Reviews and what the critics say
Ink has received outstanding feedback from critics. There is great admiration for Bertie Carvel's performance as Rupert Murdoch, as the New York Times express 'he remains the most compelling figure in the room.' Carvel also won a prestigious Olivier Award in 2012 for his performance as Mrs Trunchball in Matilda the Musical. Michael Billington for The Guardian praises Graham's political approach, commenting that '[Ink] doesn't preach to us about press ethics but leaves us to draw our own conclusions from the known facts.' Billington declares that Ink 'pins down a pivotal moment in newspaper history.' The rave reviews continue as The Stage declare it's 'a thumpingly good play, infused with a thrilling, throwback charm.' Ink is not to be missed.

Theatre details

Duke of York`s Theatre

Duke of York`s Theatre
45 St Martin`s Lane

3 min walk from Leicester Square Tube Station. Head south on Charing Cross Road, left onto St Martin`s Court, right onto St Martin`s Lane and the theatre will be on the right.

Leicester Square station is 1 minute walk (125 metres)


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