by JAMES GRAHAM
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
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
Concessions, Groups (6+) $32
New Theatre Members $25
Thrifty Thursdays $25
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