Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Recorded live at The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and 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.
★★★★★ ”Rory Kinnear is on glorious form here – believably both a high-powered intellectual and a greasy-maned, emotional disaster area. “ The Independent
★★★★ “Brilliantly incarnated by Rory Kinnear: hectic, elusive, opportunistic, wild. It is a comic, zestfully physical performance, with poignant touches.” The Guardian
★★★★ “Young Marx is a delicious blend of braininess and bounce. A seriously clever comedy stuffed with cheeky anachronisms and shrewd truths about sex, love, money and, of course, politics — past and present.” The Times
★★★★ “ It is an excellent night’s entertainment. It’s opium for the masses – but it’s good opium.” TimeOut
Please note: This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live at London’s Bridge Theatre.
11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open | Box Office sales open | Venue Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – Young Marx
3.40pm – Event concludes (Including 20 min interval)