Australia’s best-known playwright returns to MTC as we’ve never seen him before, using the greatest media scandal of modern times as the launchpad for a maverick theatrical presentation.
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‘Williamson has no peer in depicting modern life.’The Age
‘Rupert Murdoch is the most admired – and feared – media mogul of all time.’Business Review Australia

The eagerly anticipated new play from the pen of Australia’s best-known playwright has arrived! Featuring a brilliant ensemble cast, Rupert is an unconventional, revue-style exposition of the life and times of Keith Rupert Murdoch – the most powerful media magnate in modern history.

Watch as Rupert tap-dances (sometimes literally!) his way through his first newspaper acquisitions, discos towards his American breakthrough, shares a fiery flamenco with Margaret Thatcher, and charms some of the most colourful characters of the 20th Century in his stellar rise to the top. But what happens when the man behind the news suddenly becomes the news?

This exhilarating new production premieres at MTC before touring to America in 2014, so don’t miss your chance to see the show before it takes the world by storm.

Read more:
David Williamson, Lee Lewis, and Sean O’Shea talk to The Age about Rupert.

Rehearsal images: Gina Milicia

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Attendance Information

  • Recommended for 15 years and older
  • Contains adult themes, coarse language, partial nudity and the use of herbal cigarettes