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'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.' (Source: Melbourne Theatre Company website)

Production Details

  • Williamson’s Rupert will premiere at the Melbourne Theatre Company August, 2013

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2013

Works about this Work

Review : Rupert Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 7 December 2014; (p. 14)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Skimming Surface of Man behind the Mogul Jason Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 1 December 2014; (p. 11)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Big Wigs and Leading Ladies Elissa Blake , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 November 2014; (p. 6-7)
'The intensity of theatre keeps enticing Jane Turner, who is about to channel Britain's Iron Lady, writes Elissa Blake.'
Keeping up with Rupert Nick Galvin , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 November 2014; (p. 12-13)
'The life story of the world’s most powerful media mogul is juicy fodder for playwright David Williamson, writes Nick Galvin.'
Generation Gap Closes to Bring ’ 80s Back to Life on the Stage Elissa Blake , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 October 2014; (p. 16)

— Review of Emerald City David Williamson 1986 single work drama ; Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Rupert Goes Global Again Sonia Harford , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 16 July 2013; (p. 2)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Power and the Story : A media Mogul's Life Sonia Harford , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 23 July 2013; (p. 30)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Keeping Up with Rupert 24-Hour Assignment Matthew Westwood , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 29 August 2013; (p. 15)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Rupert's Tale Captivating but Lacks a Mogul Laid Bare Rebecca Harkins-Cross , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 31 August 2013; (p. 22)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Kingmaker Under a Powerful Microscope Chris Boyd , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 September 2013; (p. 14)

— Review of Rupert David Williamson 2013 single work drama
Williamson Immortalises Murdoch's Winter of Discontent Robin Usher , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24 August 2012; (p. 7)
Playwriting's Giant Sniffs a Hit in the Murdoch Success Michaela Boland , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 24 August 2012; (p. 3)
The Power and the Story : Williamson Turns His pen on Murdoch, A Modern Richard III Robin Usher , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 24 August 2012; (p. 3)
'Rupert' Centre stage at MTC Katrina Strickland , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Financial Review , 24 August 2012; (p. 2)
New Boss Knows the Ropes Bridget Cormack , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 28 August 2012; (p. 16)
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