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17 Jun 2017 - 05 Aug 2017

World Premiere


By James Graham

Directed By Rupert Goold

Tickets £10 - £39.50

production information

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 Jun - 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.

25 and under
Mon 19 & 26 Jun, 10 & 17 Jul
£5 tickets available exclusively to those aged 25 and under on select Mondays. 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.  On sale from Mon 29 May.

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

Oliver Birch

John Desborough / 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.

Additional information

Please note this production features the smoking of real cigarettes.

Cast & Creatives

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
Movement Direction Lynne Page
Casting Anne McNulty CDG
Resident Director Rebecca Frecknall
Costume Supervision Deborah Andrews


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