Young Marx

Written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman and directed by Nicholas Hytner, ‘Young Marx’ stars Oliver Chris as Frederik Engels and Rory Kinnear as Karl Marx.

“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.”

Air-Edel’s Grant Olding composed the score for the production which will open at the Bridge Theatre on 18th October 2017 and run until 31st December 2017. ‘Young Marx’ will be broadcast by National Theatre Live on the 7th December. 

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