‘Rupert Murdoch is the most admired – and feared – media mogul of all time.’ - Business Review Australia
‘Murdoch is the most powerful Australian in the world.’ - ABC
‘Williamson has no peer in depicting modern life.’ - The Age
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.
Rupert Murdoch was born in Melbourne to one of the most powerful families in the nation. And it was here that his astonishing career began. Right-wing demigod, charismatic businessman, devoted father, news baron with printer’s ink in his veins – Rupert is seemingly omniscient and omnipotent. And then came the Leveson Inquiry.
A world premiere, this enthralling political fantasia sees Rupert forging his destiny, and making our history, in what promises to be one of the most discussed plays of the decade.
Photography by Marcel Aucar