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Full casting announced for the West End transfer of Ink

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FULL casting has been announced for the West End transfer of the Almeida’s production of Ink, which runs at the Duke of York’s Theatre from September 9 to January 6, 2018.

As well as Bertie Carvel and Richard Coyle, the returning cast includes Oliver Birch, Rachel Caffrey, Pearl Chanda, Geoffrey Freshwater, Jack Holden, Justin Salinger, Sophie Stanton, Tim Steed, Tony Turner and Rene Zagger, with Jonathan Coy joining the company to play the role of Hugh Cudlipp.

Ensemble members are Natalie Law, Andrew McDonald, Jonny McPherson, Owen Oldroyd and Joel Samuels.

Previously Posted: Following a sell-out season at the Almeida, Ink is transferring to the Duke of York’s Theatre.

Written by James Graham (This House) and directed by Rupert Goold (King Charles III), it will run for a strictly limited season – from September 19, 2017 (previews from September 9) to January 6, 2018.

Exploring the birth of this country’s most influential paper, The Sun, and the mythical world of Fleet Street in the 1960s, Ink stars Bertie Carvel (Doctor Foster, Matilda) as Rupert Murdoch and Richard Coyle (The Associate, The Lover) as Larry Lamb.

Further casting is still to be announced.

Over 20,000 tickets for the West End run will be on sale at £20 or less with tickets at all performances from just £10.

James Graham said: “It’s been such a creatively rewarding experience, building this show at the Almeida. I’m in absolute awe of our actors and the creative team, led by Rupert. And grateful to the audiences who’ve been coming and supporting the work. After being given the chance to revive This House in the West End earlier this year I think it’s really exciting to see so many new and politically-engaged plays being given the chance to find a wider audience.”

Rupert Goold said: “I’m thrilled the Almeida’s production of Ink will transfer to the West End this autumn and that we are able to share James Graham’s brilliant play, together with Bunny Christie’s ingenious set design and our sensational company of actors, with a wider audience. Ink is a play about ambition, truth and the power of the press – and for that reason it has never felt a more timely and significant story to tell.”

Ink is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Neil Austin, sound and composition by Adam Cork, video by Jon Driscoll and choreography and movement direction by Lynne Page.

Ink continues at the Almeida until August 5, 2017. Read more.

Tickets (for the Duke of York’s): £10 – £65. Preview ticket prices: £10 – £55. Premium tickets available. To book, call the box office on 0844 871 7623 or visit

Times: Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm; Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour continues at the Duke of York’s Theatre until September 2, 2017. Ink will be followed – from January 13 to March 31, 2018 – by the Almeida’s 2016-17 production of Mary Stuart, starring Juliet Stevenson and Lia Williams.