Set in 1969, Ink follows a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch who brings about the birth of the UK’s most influential newspaper. The play was written by James Graham and directed by Rupert Goold, CBE. Meanwhile, the cast will be led by Bertie Carvel and Richard Coyle.
During an interview, James Graham said, “It’s been such a creatively rewarding experience building this show [Ink] at the Almeida. I’m in absolute awe of our characters and creative team, led by Rupert.”
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About the initial Ink cast and creatives
Olivier Award-winner Bertie Carvel is famous for his work in the theatre. But he also worked in the film Les Misérables and television (Revolting Rhymes, Doctor Foster) and even lent his voice to video games (Secret World, Star Wars: The Old Republic). Some of Bertie’s theatre credits include The Hairy Ape (Old Vic), Bakkhai (Almeida), and Damned by Despair (Royal National Theatre).
Meanwhile, Richard Coyle has starred in several stage productions like Macbeth (Park Avenue Armory), Polar Bears, and After Miss Julie. He also appeared on TV shows such as Hard Sun, Born to Kill, and The Fall. Richard also worked in films including The Food Guide to Love, Prince of Persia, and Jane Eyre.
Last but not least, playwright James Graham also writes for film and television productions. He wrote the script of X+Y, which premiered in 2015. However, James’ main work is in the theatre; some of his past plays include Monster Raving Loony, The Vote, and Finding Neverland, to name a few. Incidentally, Ink was his first play to show at the Almeida Theatre.