A new play byJ.T. Rogers
Directed byBartlett Sher
Based on the book "Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and The Corruption of Britain"Tom Watson and Martin Hickman

Newhouse Theater / Seating Chart

Running time: 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one intermission

Based on the book Dial M for Murdoch: News Corporation and The Corruption of Britain by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman, CORRUPTION tells the story behind the story of the phone-hacking scandal that engulfed Rupert Murdoch’s media empire in 2011, stunning the world and upending British politics.

When Parliament member Tom Watson (Toby Stephens) is maliciously smeared by the newspapers of Murdoch’s News International, he decides to fight back - taking on its larger-than-life leader Rebekah Brooks (Saffron Burrows). But what he uncovers is far more insidious than he ever imagined. As Watson and a small band of journalists, lawyers, and politicians struggle to expose the endemic criminality at the heart of this media monolith, they risk their careers and, at times, their very lives.

Epic in scope and often startlingly funny, this new play by J.T. Rogers (Oslo) tells a true-life David and Goliath story of ordinary men and women trying to find a way to save their democracy before it’s too late. Directed by LCT Resident Director Bartlett Sher.

A sizzling new play!

David Finkle, New York Stage Review, March 11, 2024

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Corruption On the LCT Blog