Duke of York's
Booking from: Saturday, 9 September 2017
Booking until: Saturday, 6 January 2018
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Saturday, 6 January 2018
The magnificent Duke of York's theatre is thrilled to play host to James Graham's latest smash-hit-in-the-making, Ink, set in late 1960s Fleet Street, the legendary road in London where all the best – and worst - British tabloid and broadsheet newspapers used to have their head offices.
The story? The Sun newspaper is about to take off in the most extraordinary way thanks to the young rebel Rupert Murdoch, a man who thinks he knows exactly what the British public want from a tabloid. He's about to give them it. And he doesn't care what it costs. This play tells the amazing story of one of the nation's best-loved and best-hated tabloid newspapers, to this day still an influential read and a top seller on the country's news stands.
James Graham, respected playwright and creator of This House, has transformed those heady early days into a play that has gathered plenty of critical acclaim during its sell-out season at the Almeida theatre. It's directed by the brilliant Rupert Goold, who helped make King Charles III such a success. And it's transferring to the Duke of York’s theatre for a strictly limited season in late summer 2017.
As The Guardian says, “Graham is often described as a political playwright, but though his plays have a public dimension they are not partisan or even especially argumentative. He is a writer of inventive documentary who has a gift for identifying historical episodes which reverberate in the present.”
The cast is amazing, starring Bertie Carvel as Murdoch himself, an actor who wowed audiences in Doctor Foster and Matilda, plus Richard Coyle as Larry lamb, an actor adored for his roles in The Associate and The Lover. They're joined by the excellent Geoffrey Freshwater, who plays Sir Alick McKay beautifully.
According to The Daily Telegraph it's, “A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash.” The Guardian calls it a “First-rate drama about Rupert Murdoch’s move into British newspapers in the 1960s gives us no sermons about press ethics.” If you love drama, grab tickets while they're available.
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Duke of York's
45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
- Air conditioned
- Disabled toilets
- Infrared hearing loop
- Member of Q-Park scheme
- Wheelchair/scooter access
- Capacity: 659
- Year built: 1892