28 May – 29 June 2024




“I want to tell you a story. And it’s true. That’s what makes it a good fucking story, right, ‘cause all the best stories are true.”

They called him ‘The Dirty Digger’. In 1969, freshly-landed in London’s Fleet St, bursting with ambition and a colonial’s desire to shaft the British establishment, he took ownership of a flagging daily newspaper and turned it into a media phenomenon.

His name was Rupert Murdoch. The paper was The Sun.  And together with its maverick editor, Larry Lamb, he was on a mission to give the people what they want – which turned out to be screaming headlines, scuttlebutt, and page three girls!

Award-winning writer James Graham (The Angry Brigade) reveals the inner workings of the tabloid press, as the upstart rag and its staff of underdog reporters engage in a circulation war of attrition with the best-selling newspaper in the world, The Mirror.

It’s a brutal, belligerent and blisteringly funny expose of how two men changed print media forever.

“A gripping piece of theatre” The Guardian

creative team

Director Louise Fischer



To be announced



Preview Tue 28 May 7:30pm
Opening Night Wed 29 May 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 2pm
Final performance Sat 29 Jun 2pm

Running time: to be advised

Please note: latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance



Full $37
Concessions, Groups (6+) $32
New Theatre Members $25
Thrifty Thursdays $25
Preview $20

Patrons please note: New Theatre is now EFTPOS-only
at Front of House for both ticket and bar sales.

COVID- Safe protocols:
QR code and vaccination checks are no longer required.

Face masks are not mandatory, but recommended.

Main image: © Keystone Press/Alamy