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Bertie Carvel (Rupert Murdoch) and Richard Coyle (Larry Lamb) in Ink at the Almeida Theatre (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Bertie Carvel (Rupert Murdoch) and Richard Coyle (Larry Lamb) in Ink at the Almeida Theatre (Photo: Marc Brenner)

Almeida’s Ink makes West End transfer

Published 17 July 2017

The Almeida Theatre has announced that James Graham’s new journalism drama Ink, directed by Rupert Goold and starring Bertie Carvel and Richard Coyle, will transfer to the West End this autumn.

Following the current critically acclaimed sell-out season at the North London venue, which ends on 5 August, Ink will play at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Saturday 9 September – Saturday 6 January 2018, with opening night on Tuesday 19 September.

Set amidst the bustle of 1969 Fleet Street, Ink follows a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch in his quest to challenge the impossible and launch The Sun – the publication to give the people what they want, no matter what the cost.

The ruthless, red-topped new play, penned by Graham (This House) and led by the Almeida’s Artistic Director Goold, will star a cast including Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda The Musical) and Coyle (The Associate, The Lover).

James Graham said: “It’s been such a creatively rewarding experience, building this show at the Almeida. I’m in absolute awe of our actors and the creative team, led by Rupert.”

“After being given the chance to revive This House in the West End earlier this year I think it’s really exciting to see so many new and politically-engaged plays being given the chance to find a wider audience.”

Rupert Goold said: “Ink is a play about ambition, truth and the power of the press – and for that reason it has never felt a more timely and significant story to tell.”

The West End production of Ink is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and the Almeida Theatre.

You can book your West End tickets through us here.

Ink joins recent Almeida hit Mary Stuart in transferring to the West End.


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