A controversial play about Rupert Murdoch by acclaimed Aussie playwright David Williamson is rumoured to be West End bound.

James Cromwell as Rupert Murdoch and Jane Turner as Margaret Thatcher in Rupert

James Cromwell as Rupert Murdoch and Jane Turner as Margaret Thatcher in Rupert

Revived this November in Sydney (25 November – 14 December, Theatre Royal Sydney) after a sell-out run in Melbourne last year, Rupert will star American veteran actor James Cromwell – best known for Babe and LA Confidential – as elder Murdoch.

The cast also includes Guy Edmonds as the ‘young Rupert’ and Jane Turner – aka Kath in Kath and Kim – as both Dame Margaret Thatcher and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch.

The show is set to move to the West End in 2015, with a Broadway run in 2016.

Cromwell bagged an Emmy nod in 2000 for playing another media mogul, William Randolph Hearst.

Source: Sydney Morning Herald (13/09/14)

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