Today, Murdoch owns the film studio 20th Century Fox, U.S. broadcaster Fox News, the New York Post, the Times of London — and the Sun, still Britain’s best-selling newspaper.

But in recent years, Murdoch has faced setbacks. The revelation in 2011 that his News of the World tabloid had eavesdropped on the voicemails of a teenage murder victim forced him to close the newspaper and sent a former editor to prison.

British politicians, who for decades had sought the approval of the Murdoch press, grew warier.

Last week Britain’s Conservative government stalled Murdoch’s attempt to buy full control of broadcaster Sky, referring the deal to a regulator over concerns Murdoch is not a “fit and proper” media owner.

That makes “Ink” timely — and the latest example of Graham’s skill at tapping into the zeitgeist.

His play “Privacy,” which ran off-Broadway in a production starring Daniel Radcliffe, was an eye-opening exploration of the intrusive power of technology. Parliamentary drama “This House” explored flawed British democracy while humanizing often-derided politicians.

“Ink” helps explain social forces that made Donald Trump U.S. president last year and drove Britain to decide to leave the European Union.

20INK3-master675“I started writing this way before Trump, way before Brexit,” Graham said. “But I knew I wanted to capture what was clearly in the air about populism. I come from a working-class mining community in Nottinghamshire, a Sun-reading town … so I wanted to speak to that. What it is to be in a working-class town that feels forgotten and isolated from the national conversation.“And then, just by chance while I was writing it, those people got the power.”

“Ink” runs at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre until Jan. 6.