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BUY TICKETS 7pm Thursday 7 December
PLAY broadcast LIVE from The Bridge Theatre, London
Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, directed by Nicholas Hytner. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
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.
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.
[The Bridge Theatre] gets off to a whizzing, witty start with Young Marx, a show that reunites the team behind one of the biggest smashes of that era: One Man, Two Guvnors. Richard Bean – co-writing with Clive Coleman – has come up with a wily, fast-paced comedy that presents us with the author of Das Kapitalnot as the venerable economist of later repute but as the thirty-two year old refugee, chaotic. penniless, and newly arrived in Soho where he is crammed in a two-room flat in Dean Street with wife, children and maid … Rory Kinnear (who played Iago and Hamlet for him at the National) is on glorious form here – believably both a high-powered intellectual and a greasy-maned, emotional disaster-area – in the title role in Hytner’s sharp, spry production of Young Marx. Paul Taylor, The Independent
Tickets: Full £19 Adult concessions £17 18 & under £10
Running time: 2 hrs 20 mins (approx) (inc one interval)
Doors open: 6.30pm
Certificate: This screening is certified 12A As Live. Click here for more information.
Theatre advice: Contains strong language, sexual references and violence.