THE smash hit new production from David Williamson, Australia’s best-known playwright, is coming to Sydney.

Featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, Rupert is an unconventional, revue-style exposition of the life and times of Keith Rupert Murdoch – arguably the most powerful media magnate in modern history.

Watch as Murdoch tap-dances his way (sometimes literally) through his first newspaper acquisitions, discos towards his US breakthrough, shares a fiery flamenco with Margaret Thatcher and charms some of the most colourful characters of the 20th Century in his spectacular rise to the top.

But what happens when the man behind the news suddenly becomes the news?

The production stars American film and television actor James Cromwell, who will play Murdoch alongside an all-Australian cast in over 60 roles. These include TV comedy icon and Kath and Kim star Jane Turner, who will play Dame Margaret Thatcher and Dame Elisabeth Murdoch; Wentworth and Underbelly star Danielle Cormack, who portrays play Anna Murdoch; Scott Sheridan will take the role of Lachlan Murdoch; and many more.

Guy Edmonds, who will play Young Rupert, is known for a variety of TV and stage roles, with his recent turn in gay and AIDS-themed play Holding the Man attracting a lot of positive reviews.

“The show is a fabulous romp, I love playing [Young Rupert], a fascinating and mysterious man,” he said.

“No matter your gender, sexual preference or orientation, Murdoch and his media has affected us all. There is something in this show for everyone.”

Co-star Cormack agreed.

“Murdoch and his media empire have had a profound impact on our all our communities, and whether you agree with his way of doing business or not his success story is an extraordinary one,” she said.

“We’ve created a romp through his life that I hope will appeal to everyone , regardless of gender, colour or sexual orientation. Plus the show boasts some outstanding actors whom I love working with.”

This new play will have an exclusive four-week season at the Theatre Royal before transferring to London’s West End. Don’t miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind production before it takes the world by storm.


WHEN: Four weeks only from November 25 to December 21.

WHERE: Theatre Royal, Sydney


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