Casting Announced for Ink, New London Play About Rupert Murdoch

London News   Casting Announced for Ink, New London Play About Rupert Murdoch
Bertie Carvel will play Rupert Murdoch, and Richard Coyle will play Larry Lamb.
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The world premiere of Ink, a new play by James Graham that charts the birth and rise of The Sun, England’s most influential newspaper, will star Bertie Carvel as its publisher, Rupert Murdoch, and Richard Coyle as its first editor, Larry Lamb.

The play begins performances June 17 prior to an official opening June 27, for a run through August 5 at the Almeida Theatre. Artistic Director Rupert Goold directs, with designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, and casting by Anne McNulty. The company also includes Pearl Chanda with further casting to be announced.

Carvel, who created the role of Miss Trunchbull in the original RSC production of Matilda The Musical and played the role at Stratford-upon-Avon, in the West End, and on Broadway (where he was Tony-nominated), returns to the Almeida, where he previously performed in Bakkhai and Rope. Other theatre credits include The Hairy Ape (Old Vic), The Pride (Royal Court), Parade (Donmar Warehouse), and Damned by Despair, The Man of Mode, The Life of Galileo, and Coram Boy (all at the National Theatre).

Coyle’s theatre credits include Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory in New York), Polar Bears, After Miss Julie, and Proof (all at the Donmar Warehouse), The Lover and The Collection (West End’s Comedy Theatre), and Don Carlos (Sheffield Crucible and West End).

Graham's previous plays include This House (National Theatre and West End’s Garrick Theatre), Privacy and The Vote (both at Donmar Warehouse), and the book for Finding Neverland (Broadway).

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