Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
Ink - Duke of Yorks Theatre, London
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Audiences at the Duke of York’s Theatre are in for another treat in the latter half of 2017 as the acclaimed writer James Graham brings his latest play to the West End following a successful run at the Almeida Theatre.
Graham’s work usually takes elements that are familiar to us from the news media, whether it is modern politics or associated actors who shape our world. So 2017 brings Ink to the West End and it focuses on the newspaper scene, in the process joining another of his shows this year as Labour Of Love, which looks at a local Labour Party constituency, also opens at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Ink takes a look at the rise of one of the most influential forces in modern British politics – The Sun newspaper. It takes place in the late 1960s at a time in which the newspaper already exists but it is far from the powerhouse that it is today. Then Rupert Murdoch enters the scene and takes on the seemingly impossible task of turning it around.
Today, of course, it is profoundly influential and managed to have a huge sway over the British public in all walks of life.
And Murdoch, of course, is also influential. The Australian media mogul is the owner of a wide range of newspaper and television stations here, Down Under and in the United States. His influence is wide-reaching and whilst this play only looks at one facet of that, it is clear that his wider presence looms large over the proceedings.
So to call this a must-see is an understatement and with Rupert Goold directing audiences know that they are in for an important and memorable piece. The Artistic Director of the Almeida Theatre has presented some of the stand-out plays of the last few years, with King Charles III, Richard III, Made In Dagenham and American Pyscho amongst the productions to turn heads in the capital in recent times.
He is the perfect choice to bring James Graham’s latest script to life in the West End. Ink runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from Saturday 9th September 2017 following its run at the Almeida Theatre in Islington.
Show & Venue InformationDuke of Yorks Theatre
St Martin's Lane
Saturday, 09 September 2017
Saturday, 06 January 2018