09 Sep 2017 - 06 Jan 2018

Ink West End

By James Graham

Directed By Rupert Goold

Tickets £10 - £95

at the Duke of York's Theatre

production information

‘A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash.’
Daily Telegraph

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.

Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III) transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor FosterMatilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover) this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper. 


Ink in the West End is produced by the Almeida Theatre and Sonia Friedman Productions.

Photographs taken at the Almeida by Marc Brenner.

Dates & Tickets


Sat 9 Sep - Mon 18 Sep
Press Night Tue 19 Sep

Midweek matinees
2.30pm from Thurs 14 Sep
Sat matinees 2.30pm from Sat 16 Sep

Audio Described by VocalEyes
Tues 24 Oct 7.30pm (Touch Tour time tbc)


0844 871 7623*
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Group bookings
Group booking enquiry form
020 7206 1174

Access bookings
0800 912 6971

Customer Service
0844 871 7627

For the Almeida: Ink

Theatre includes: This House (National Theatre / West End); Finding Neverland (Broadway) Privacy; The Vote (Donmar Warehouse); Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal Plymouth; Soho Theatre); Whisky Taster (Bush Theatre).

Television includes: Coalition.

Film includes: X+Y.

James is writer in residence at the Finborough Theatre. He has been commissioned to write a TV drama set around the events of the 2016 Referendum and a film adaptation of 1984.

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Additional information

The running time is approximately 3 hours including a 20 minute interval.

Cast & Creatives


Bertie Carvel
Richard Coyle

Further casting to be announced.


Writer James Graham
Director Rupert Goold
Design Bunny Christie
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound & Composition Adam Cork
Projection Jon Driscoll
Choreography & Movement Direction Lynne Page
Casting Anne McNulty CDG
Resident Director Rebecca Frecknall
Associate Choreographer Gemma Payne
Costume Supervision
 Deborah Andrews
Voice & Dialect Coach Elspeth Morrison
Video Programmer Neville Bull
Design Assistant
 Verity Sadler
Casting Consultant Ruth O'Dowd

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