National Theatre live: Young Marx this Sunday at Palace Cineplex
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. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner.
It is 1850, and Europe's most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke and restless, the 32-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. With his writing blocked, his marriage dying, his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job as a railway clerk. But there's still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Nicholas Hytner's comedy of political visionary will be showing this Saturday, March 11 at 11:30 a.m. at Palace Cineplex.