Graham's dark and insightful play follows the true story of Rupert Murdoch's purchase of The Sun newspaper in 1969, a failing broadsheet at the time. Enlisting the help of Larry Lamb as the paper’s incisive editor, Murdoch and Lamb set about crafting creating a publication for the masses that would send ripples through the world of journalism for decades to come.
Reprising their celebrated roles for the production are stars Bertie Carvel as Rupert Murdoch and Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb. Bertie Carvel is an Olivier Award winning actor, receiving the accolade for his iconic 2008 performance of Miss Trunchbull in Tim Minchin’s musical Matilda.
Richard Coyle has extensive screen credits, appearing in films such as Going Postal and Georgia, as well as a recent stint on NBC series Crossbones. The pair play alongside an incredible ensemble, including Oliver Birch, Rachel Caffrey, Pearl Chanda, Geoffrey Freshwater, Jack Holden, Justin Salinger, David Schofield, Sophie Stanton, Tim Seed, Tony Turner and Rene Zagger.
The transfer will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, with Rupert Goold directing. The company's recent smash-hit adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet starring Andrew Scott playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Playwright James Graham’s previous work includes This House, the critically acclaimed production followes the machinations of the 1974 general election and subsequent hung Parliament.
This thrilling production plays at the Duke of York's Theatre from the 9th September 2017 to the 6th January 2018, so make sure to get your tickets now.
Recommended forFans of David Icke acclaimed adaptation of Hamlet should not miss the chance to get tickets to this compelling visual style in this electrifying historical tale.
Age Recommendations: 10+