Ink, written by James Graham, opened on Broadway on Wednesday to a run of great reviews.
Directed by Rupert Goold and starring Bertie Carvel and Jonny Lee Miller, Ink depicts the birth of the UK's most influential newspaper, The Sun. Set in the pubs and offices of 1960's Fleet Street, a young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch pits himself against the journalism industry in a battle of ideologies that reverberates forward through both UK and US history.
"Cautionary tales intersect to highly invigorating effect in James Graham’s “Ink"... And don’t worry, uneasy Americans, it’s not about you. Except that it is." Ben Brantley, The New York Times.
★★★★★- "It's a stunning achievement, both in riveting playwriting from Graham and thrilling stagecraft from Goold; the cinematic dynamism and propulsion that each provide turns a play about a pivotal moment in the history of British newspaper journalism into something akin to a thriller" - Mark Shenton, New York Theatre Guide
★★★★★-"James Graham spins a yarn for our times about a true underdog....against all odds, Graham gets us to vehemently root for this antihero...and vicariously share, from the edge of our seats, in his improbable early victory" - Steven Suskin, New York Stage Review.
James is a playwright and screenwriter. His play Labour of Love won an Olivier Award for Best Comedy and his smash hit This House has transferred and toured to universal critical acclaim. His recent single drama Brexit: An Uncivil War recently aired on Channel 4.
Ink runs until June 23rd at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater. Tickets can be booked here.