Ink at Duke of York's Theatre tickets
Ink at Duke of York's Theatre tickets

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James Graham’s explosive new play Ink arrives in the West End this September. After tickets sold-out for their season at the Almeida Theatre, the thrilling account of Rupert Murdoch’s purchase of The Sun Newspaper will play at the Duke of York's Theatre from September.

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 for

Fans 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+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 50 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 09 Sep 2017
Booking from: 05 Jan 2018
Booking until: 06 Jan 2018

Location and map

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4BG

33 Reviews Add review

Well, this play is based on Rupert Murdoch's takeover of The Sun, which he turned into a tabloid. It's a real tale of once-upon-a-time..... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 71 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A thoroughly riveting insight into the creation of The Sun newspaper, headed up by Rupert Murdoch and Larry Lamb. James Graham's latest... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 145 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Really enjoyed this show - fascinating story to find out more about and was much funnier than I was expecting. The two leads, Bertie... More

gdeacon95 6'1, 90 reviews, 7 helpful votes

Exceptional show, fast paced, very clever staging - almost no gaps between scenes. A lot to think about - giving the people what they... More

geoffwhite 1 review, 0 helpful votes

A brilliant production from the Almeida again! Funny and thought-provoking, a real 5 star production

albuspotter 5"11, 230 reviews, 13 helpful votes

One of the best plays I have seen in years! Brilliant performances all around and a fascinating and innovative staging of a very interesting... More

mandygasson 5"5, 46 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fascinating look at a series of events around Murdoch setting up The Sun newspaper. Well acted and cleverly staged (albeit that none... More

doonakebab 5'10", 165 reviews, 3 helpful votes

JenK 5'10, 69 reviews, 1 helpful vote

One of my favourite shows this year.

emmabetty 5'10'', 174 reviews, 11 helpful votes