09 Sep 2017 - 06 Jan 2018

Almeida West End


By James Graham

Directed By Rupert Goold

Tickets £10 - £95
The Duke of York's Theatre, London

production information

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

Nominated for Best Play, Best Actor (Bertie Carvel) and Best Design at the 2017 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

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

Captioned Performance Captioned by Stagetext
Tue 7 Nov 7.30pm

Audio Described by VocalEyes
Tues 21 Nov 7.30pm (Touch Tour time 6pm)


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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.

★★★★★ Hold the front page: A huge hit   

Evening Standard, 20 September

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★★★★★ This one's a smasher

Time Out, 20 September

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★★★★ Thrillingly dynamic and rambunctiously entertaining... a hell of a story

The Times, 20 September

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Additional information

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

"Between the fine print" Listen to Director Rupert Goold and Writer James Graham discuss the play in our podcast. 

Cast & Creatives

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

Natalie Law
Andrew McDonald
Jonny McPherson
Owen Oldroyd
Joel Samuels

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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