‘Murdoch is the most admired – and feared – media mogul of all time.’ – Business Review Australia
Born in Melbourne in 1931 into one of the Australia’s most powerful and influential families, Rupert Murdoch’s passion for print saw him build an unrivalled global media empire. Yet few would argue his rise to the top has not been without controversy or sacrifice. Following the Leveson Inquiry into News International’s phone hacking scandal, David Williamson’s new play looks behind the news to the man himself – a political kingmaker, devoted father, loving son, ruthless businessman – as he forges his destiny.
We’re thrilled to welcome the cast of this exciting World Premiere production from the pen of David Williamson, including not one but two Ruperts – Sean O’Shea and Guy Edmonds. As you can see below, our cast includes some faces familiar to MTC audiences, and others who are making their MTC debut.
Rupert is playing at Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse from 24 August to 28 September