James Graham's Ink - Duke of York Theatre

Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre

Duke of York's Theatre, London

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Ink at the Duke of York’s Theatre starring Bertie Carvel & Richard Coyle.

Rupert Goold’s acclaimed production of James Graham‘s Ink transfers to the West End for a limited run at the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Bertie Carvel (The Hairy Ape, Matilda) plays a young Rupert Murdoch eager to disrupt the sanctified traditions of Fleet Street, alongside Richard Coyle (Macbeth, Park Avenue Armory) as Larry Lamb – The Sun’s revolutionary first editor.

James Graham’s gripping new drama about the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper is a highlight of the 2017 West End season.

Ink runs from 9 September 2017 until 6 January 2017 at the Duke of York’s Theatre.


Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises.

Australian newspaper magnate Rupert Murdoch, eager to disrupt the sanctified traditions of Fleet Street, and against all odds launches what will become this country’s most influential newspaper.

His first editors request – Give the people what they want. No matter the cost.


The cast is led by Bertie Carvel (The Hairy Ape, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (Coupling) alongside Oliver Birch, Rachel Caffrey, Pearl Chanda, Geoffrey Freshwater, Jack Holden, Justin Salinger, Sophie Stanton, Tim Steed, Tony Turner, Jonathan Coy and Rene Zagger


Written by  James Graham – (This House, National Theatre / West End; Finding Neverland, Broadway). Ink is directed by Rupert Goold (Medea, Richard III, King Charles III, American Psycho) with design by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, sound & composition by Adam Cork, video by Jon Driscoll and choreography & movement by Lynne Page.


★★★★★ Hold the front page: a huge 5-star hit – Evening Standard
★★★★★ Hold the front page: this one’s a smasher. – Time Out
★★★★ Delivered with, flair and vivid humanity, it’s a hell of a story – The Times
★★★★ A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash – Daily Telegraph

Venue Information

Duke of York's Theatre, 45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176

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