17 Jun 2017 - 05 Aug 2017

World Premiere

Ink

By James Graham

Directed By Rupert Goold

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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★★★★Daily Telegraph
★★★★ The Guardian, The Times, Daily MailTime Out, Evening Standard, The Stage, Financial Times, Metro, The Observer, Mail on Sunday, The Independent, WhatsOnStage

Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises.

James Graham’s ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper – when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor’s quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want.

Writer James Graham (This House) makes his Almeida debut with this World Premiere directed by Rupert Goold

Bertie Carvel and Richard Coyle photographed by Nadav Kander.

Dates & Tickets

There is currently limited availability. Please check back for returns or book for Ink in the West End

Previews Sat 17 - Mon 26 Jun
Press Night 7pm Tue 27 Jun

Evenings 7.30pm
Wed matinees 2.30pm from 5 Jul
Sat matinees 2.30pm from 24 Jun

17 Jun - 23 Jun £32, £28, £20, £10
24 Jun - 5 Aug £39.50, £32, £20, £10

Talkback
Mon 24 Jul
Post-show discussion with members of the Ink company. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Supporters' Evening
Tues 18 Jul
Pre-show talk at approximately 6.30pm in the auditorium.

Captioned Performance
Thurs 27 Jul 7.30pm
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£5 tickets for those aged 25 and under available over the phone by quoting Under 25s.

Audio Described Performance
by VocalEyes

Sat 15 Jul 2.30pm 
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)

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£5 tickets for those aged 25 and under available over the phone by quoting Under 25s. 

Islington First
Fri 17 - Wed 28 Jun
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 (including top-price) for the opening performances, subject to availability. Enter the promo code ISFIRST when booking. For applicable postcodes see here.

Concessions
Customers who are claiming Jobseekers Allowance and students can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees. For more information click here.

Over 65s
Customers who are 65 and over can book second-price-band tickets* for £25 on Monday - Thursday evenings & Wed & Sat matinees until 26 July.  For more information click here.

25 and under
Mondays 19 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 17 Jul 7.30pm
(Captioned 15 Jul 7.30pm, Audio Described 27 Jul 2.30pm)
£5 tickets available exclusively to those aged 25 and under on select Mondays and Access Performances. Enter the promo code UNDER25 to book. Proof of age ID will be required on collecting the tickets. Tickets are limited and subject to availability.  

*Subject to availability. Not available in the final week of performances.


Oliver Birch

Gerard Croiset

Theatre includes: I Want My Hat Back; Treasure Island; There Is a War (National Theatre); Image Of An Unknown Woman (Gate Theatre); Moby Dick; The Cabinet of Dr Caligari; The Four Stages of Cruelty (Arcola Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk; The Duchess of Malfi (West Yorkshire Playhouse); 66 Books (Bush Theatre); The Snow Queen (Dukes Lancaster); Alice in Wonderland (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); We All Fall Down (En Masse Theatre); A Month in the Country (Salisbury Playhouse); Macbeth (Broadway's Lyceum/West End/Chichester Festival Theatre); Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Theatre); Scenes from an Execution (Sweet Pea Productions).

Television includes: Doc Martin; In the Flesh.

Film includes: Macbeth; Peacock Season.

Oliver trained at LAMDA.

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★★★★★ a Super, Soaraway Smash

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★★★★ Done with pace and pizazz

Daily Mail

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★★★★ Exceptionally funny... The set, by Bunnie Christie, is a thing of wonder.

The Times

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★★★★ Bertie Carvel is brilliant as a Mephistophelian Rupert Murdoch...Coyle is excellent

Time Out

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★★★★ James Graham is theatre’s new master of political intrigue.. Goold’s production pulses with energy… a shrewd and absorbing look at journalistic ethics

Evening Standard

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★★★★ A gripping piece of theatre

The Guardian

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★★★★ A fascinating study of Fleet Street as it once was

The Stage

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★★★★ a riot of anecdote and zinging dialogue

What's On Stage

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★★★★ Splendid...Rupert Goold’s direction is a kinetic delight… excellent cast

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★★★★  [James] Graham... unrivalled as a political-historical playwright

Financial Times

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★★★★ The cast is cracking

Mail on Sunday

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★★★★ Engrossing... Carvel is unmissable as Murdoch

The Observer

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Additional information

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

Please note this production features latex balloons and the smoking of real cigarettes.

Cast & Creatives

Cast 
Oliver Birch
Rachel Caffrey
Bertie Carvel
Pearl Chanda
Richard Coyle
Geoffrey Freshwater
Jack Holden
Justin Salinger
David Schofield
Sophie Stanton
Tim Steed
Tony Turner
Rene Zagger

Writer James Graham
Director Rupert Goold
Design Bunny Christie
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound & Composition Adam Cork
Video 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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