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James Graham

Published by Methuen

Large Mixed Cast
"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"

Fleet Street, 1969

The Sun rises

James Graham's ruthless, red-topped new play leads with the birth of this country's most influential newspaper

A young and rebellious Rupert Murdoch asks the impossible and launches its first editor's quest - against all odds - to give the people what they want


"This one's a smasher" ~ Time Out London

"Hold the front page: a huge hit" ~ Evening Standard

"... truly thought-provoking" ~ The Independent,

"Thrillingly dynamic and rambunctiously entertaining ... a hell of a story" ~ The Times

"The play sizzles with the drama of personal rivalries and ambitions ~ Hampstead Highgate Express

"A play for today. The blazingly talented James Graham has penned a super, soaraway smash" ~ Daily Telegraph

"An outstanding play which combines politics, the history of journalism and ethical questions relevant to the current moment. Very useful to illustrate and debate about the inner workings of the profession and also the ethical choices involved" ~ Jose Ramon Prado, Jaume I University, Spain

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