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NT LIVE: Young Marx
Thu, 7th December, 2017 @ 19:00pm - 21:45pm£7 – £11
Live Via Satellite from the Bridge Theatre
★★★★ “A seriously clever comedy. Riotous fun.” The Times
★★★★”Rory Kinnear is on glorious form”. Independent
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
★★★★”High Marx.” Evening Standard
Creditors, spies, rival revolutionary factions and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife all circle like vultures. His writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway. But there’s still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Rory Kinnear plays Marx and Oliver Chris, Engels. The production reunites the creative team behind Richard Bean’s smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, with direction by Nicholas Hytner, design by Mark Thompson, music by Grant Olding, sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Mark Henderson.
Young Marx will be broadcast by National Theatre Live on 7 December.