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Everyone’s raving about James Graham’s Ink

After a sold-out run at the Almeida, James Graham's Ink has now opened at the Duke of York's Theatre to stellar reviews.

Bringing Fleet Street to life at the end of the swinging ’60s, Ink tells the story of how legendary tabloid newspaper The Sun came to be.

A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch (Bertie Carvel) asks the impossible and launches The Sun to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

Bought for a steal by the bristling Murdoch, The Sun‘s mission is simple: stop being a “stuck-up broadsheet” and become a “popular paper for the masses.” Leading the charge is new-hire and seasoned editor Larry Lamb (Richard Coyle), who is tasked with turning the ship around and creating a whole new era of popularism, celebrity culture and ruthless red tops.

Written by James Graham – who had huge success with political comedy This House last year, and who will see his other new play Labour or Love open at the Noel Coward theatre  justnext week – the play sold-out its run at the Almeida Theatre earlier this now has now transferred to the heart of London’s West End. Directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), Ink now runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Follow it’s opening night this week, the show has been lauded by critics. Here’s just a sample of what the critics are saying about Ink:

“Hold the front page: a huge 5-star hit” ★★★★★ – Evening Standard

“Hold the front page: this one’s a smasher” ★★★★★ –Time Out

“Delivered with, flair and vivid humanity, it’s a hell of a story” ★★★★ – The Times

“A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash” ★★★★★ – The Daily Telegraph


Check out these production shots from Ink:


Ink is running at the Duke of York’s Theatre until 6 January 2018. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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