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Bertie Carvel to play Rupert Murdoch in Ink.
The Almeida Theatre have today announced that Bertie Carvel will return to the north London venue to play Rupert Murdoch in James Graham's new play Ink which explores the birth of this country’s most influential paper, The Sun, and the mythical world of Fleet Street in the 1960s. The production runs from 17 June to 5 August, with an official opening on 27 June 2017.
"Fleet Street. 1969. The Sun rises. James Graham’s ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country’s most influential newspaper – when a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asked the impossible and launched its first editor’s quest, against all odds, to give the people what they want."
Bertie Carvel will play Rupert Murdoch alongside Richard Coyle as Larry Lamb and Pearl Chanda with further casting to be announced.
Directed by Rupert Goold, Ink will be designed by Bunny Christie with lighting by Neil Austin.
Bertie Carvel previously starred in Bakkhai and Rope at the Almeida. He created the role of Miss Trunchbull in Matilda The Musical at the RSC, London and Broadway where he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award and a Tony nomination. Other theatre credits include The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic; The Pride at the Royal Court and Parade at the Donmar Warehouse.
Richard Coyle’s theatre credits include Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armoury NYC; Polar Bears, After Miss Julie and Proof at the Donmar Warehouse and Don Carlos at the Sheffield Crucible and in the West End.
Writer James Graham’s work for theatre, television and film includes This House, Finding Neverland the musical on Broadway, Privacy and The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse and Coalition for Channel 4.