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International News What Do London Critics Think of the World Premiere of Ink? The new play at the Almeida charts the rise of England’s most influential newspaper and its publisher, Rupert Murdoch.
Justin Salinger, Tim Steed, Sophie Stanton, Rene Zagger, and Richard Coyle Marc Brenner

The world premiere of Ink, a play that charts the birth and rise of The Sun, England’s most influential newspaper, has officially opened at London’s Almeida Theatre. Bertie Carvel stars as publishing giant Rupert Murdoch, alongside Richard Coyle as The Sun’s first editor, Larry Lamb.

The new play by James Graham began performances June 17 prior to an official opening June 27. Artistic director Rupert Goold directs, with designs by Bunny Christie, lighting by Neil Austin, choreography and movement by Lynne Page, and casting by Anne McNulty.

The company also includes Pearl Chanda, Goeffrey Freshwater, Jack Holden, Justin Salinger, David Schofield, Sophie Stanton, Tim Steed, Tony Turner, Rene Zagger, Oliver Birch, and Rachel Caffrey.

Performances are scheduled through August 5.

Read what critics think of the world-premiere production:

City A.M. (Rachel Cunliffe)

The Guardian (Susannah Clapp)

The Independent (Holly Williams)

The New York Times (Matt Wolf)

The Telegraph (Dominic Cavendish)

Time Out London (Andrzej Lukowski)

The Times (Ann Treneman)

Variety (Matt Trueman)

What's On Stage (Sarah Crompton)

Ink features composition and sound by Adam Cork, video design by Jon Driscoll, and costume supervision by Deborah Andrews. Elspeth Morrison is the voice and dialect coach.

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).

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7359 4404 or visit almeida.co.uk.


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