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by JAMES GRAHAM

 

28 May – 29 June 2024

 

SYDNEY PREMIERE

 

“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

 

cast

To be announced

 

dates/times

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

 

tickets

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