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A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches Larry Lamb’s (The Sun’s first editor) quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost. The play is set in 1969 and charts the rise of The Sun – the newest tabloid on Fleet Street – and how the unorthodox changes made then have shaped our newspapers today.

Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), transfers to the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover), this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper.

• Evening Standard: ★★★★★ “Hold the front page: a huge 5-star hit”

• Time Out: ★★★★★ “Hold the front page: this one's a smasher.”

• The Daily Telegraph: ★★★★★ “A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash.”

• The Times: ★★★★ “Delivered with, flair and vivid humanity and sharper than a paper cut. It’s a hell of a story.”

• The Independent: ★★★★★ “A truly thought-provoking, unmissable event”


Cancellation Policy

No refunds available after purchase.


2 Hours and 50 minutes approx ( includes interval ) 

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email with a voucher attached. Please print this voucher and present it to the box office staff on the day of the show. We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show to collect your tickets and settle into your seats.

Performance Times

9th September - 6th January 2018

Where Do I Go

Duke of York's Theatre, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG 

The nearest Tube stations are Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines) and Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines).
Leicester Square: From the station head north up Charing Cross Road and take the first right onto Long Acre. When the road intersects with Upper St. Martin's Lane turn left. The theatre is a two minute walk away down the road. 
Charing Cross: See the directions in the 'Train' section above. 

Bus: There are plenty of buses operating in this area. 
For the Strand take buses: 6, 9, 11, 15, 23, 91 and 139. 
For Charing Cross take the 24, 29, 47, 176.

Duke Of York's Theatre

Latest critic reviews

  • "A truly thought-provoking, unmissable event."

    The Independent

  • "Hold the front page: this one's a smasher"

    Time Out

  • "It’s so packed with incident and ideas that it’s sometimes almost breathless — but its ferocious grip never slackens

    The Times

  • "Hold the front page: a huge 5-star hit"

    Evening Standard

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