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Ink transferred to the Duke of York's theatre for a strictly limited season! Book your tickets before it is too late.
Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches The Sun’s first editor’s quest: to give the people what they want. No matter the cost.
Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink, written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), is now playing at the Duke of York’s Theatre for a strictly limited season. With a cast featuring Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) and Richard Coyle (The Lover/The Collection), this ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper.
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.
Book Ink tickets at the Duke of York's Theatre before it's too late!
"Hold the front page: a huge 5-star hit" Evening Standard
"Hold the front page: this one's a smasher" Time Out
"A truly thought-provoking, unmissable event." The Independent
"A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash." The Daily Telegraph
"Delivered with flair and vivid humanity, it’s a hell of a story." The Times
Age restrictionChildren under 4 will not be admitted.
Running time2hr 50min (including interval)
Performance datesBooking until 6 January 2018
ContentRecommended for ages 10 and above.
Sally Horan1st January
Brilliant show well written play excellent set and fantastic acting
Angela Ronicle31st December
Excellent production, very pacey, superb acting, and thought provoking, particularly as we are aware of what happens next.
DANIEL EAVES29th December
Brilliant play. First half perhaps a bit long. Set was inspired and actors worked well together as a team.
J Nunn28th December
Funny different subject matter. Good Xmas outing for grown up family
Tina Davies27th December
I go to the theatre a lot, and always have done. There are not that many straight plays in the West End but of these, 'Ink' is the best I've seen in a very long time; it kept my attention from the first to the last minute. The acting was great, the interpretation of events was accurate and imaginatively portrayed, and the set was both interesting to look at and observe the occasional changes, it was also a feat of engineering! I would love to see the play again but as I live in West Wiltshire, this would not be easy so, please go on tour - specifically to the Theatre Royal, Bath!
Rosalind McCarthy-Ward24th December
A great fun play, thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The set was wonderful.
Sarah Wilton23rd December
First half was great Second half was too long and drawn out
Donal McCabe23rd December
Fantastic play. Up in the gods with a restricted view dodn't diminish the quality of the play/
Carol Davies22nd December
So glad I treated myself to a day in London including going to see the matinée performance of Ink. Bertie was amazing but I was disappointed that the part of Larry Lamb was played by the understudy. Otherwise really good.
Barbara Lee22nd December
Slick production. Interesting. Good play. Second half stronger than first half.
Jill Callander22nd December
Probably one of the best shows I’ve seen. The set on stage was amazing. Overall magnificent!
David Shopland20th December
Fantastic-As an Ex Fleet Street Journalist I felt as if I was transported back in a Time Machine to a date when Newspapers were King.