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17 Jun 2017 - 05 Aug 2017

World Premiere


By James Graham

Directed By Rupert Goold

Tickets £10 - £39.50

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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

Dates & Tickets

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

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

Supporters' Evening
Tues 18 Jul

Captioned Performance
Thurs 27 Jul 7.30pm
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Audio Described Performance
by VocalEyes

Sat 15 Jul 2.30pm 
(Touch Tour 12.45pm)


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.

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.

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

Rupert is Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre.

He was previously Artistic Director of Headlong Theatre Company, Associate Director at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Artistic Director of Northampton Theatres.

For the Almeida: Richard III (also Almeida Live Broadcast); Medea; The Merchant of Venice (also RSC); King Charles III (also West End); American Psycho: A new musical thriller (also Broadway); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot.

Theatre includes: The Effect; Earthquakes in London (Headlong / National Theatre); Time and the Conways (National Theatre); The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Three Sixty / Kensington Gardens); Romeo and Juliet; The Tempest; Speaking Like Magpies (RSC); ENRON (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Royal Court / West End / Broadway); Oliver!; The Glass Menagerie; Art; Speed-the-Plow (West End); King Lear (Headlong / Liverpool Everyman / Young Vic); No Man’s Land (Gate Theatre, Dublin / West End); Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong / Chichester Festival Theatre / Bristol Old Vic / West End); Macbeth (Brooklyn Academy of Music / Lyceum Theater / Broadway); Faustus; Restoration; Paradise Lost (Headlong); Hamlet; Summer Lightning; Insignificance; Paradise Lost; Waiting for Godot; The Weir; Betrayal (Theatre Royal, Northampton); Othello (Theatre Royal, Northampton / Greenwich Theatre); Scaramouche (Salisbury Playhouse / Australia, New Zealand, Canada tour); The Wind in the Willows; Privates on Parade (New Vic Theatre); Gone to LA (Hampstead Theatre); Broken Glass (Watford Palace Theatre); Habeus Corpus; Summer Lighting; Dancing at Lughnasa (Salisbury Playhouse); The Colonel Bird (Gate Theatre); Brand (NT Studio); Romeo and Juliet (Greenwich Theatre); The End of the Affair (Bridewell Theatre).

Opera includes: Turandot; On Thee We Feed (English National Opera); Le Comte Ory (Garsington Opera); Gli Equivoci; Il Pomo D’Oro (Batignano Opera Festival).

Film includes: Richard II; Macbeth.

Television includes: King Charles III.

As Writer and Director, film includes: True Story.

Rupert has twice been the recipient of the Laurence Olivier, Critics’ Circle and Evening Standard awards for Best Director.

Cast & Creatives

Writer James Graham
Director Rupert Goold
Design Bunny Christie
Lighting Neil Austin
Sound & Composition Adam Cork
Casting Anne McNulty CDG
Resident Direction Rebecca Frecknall


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