Young Marx

18 October - 31 December 2017 Choose Dates & Book

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 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.

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Ticket Prices
£65, £50, £35, £25, £15
Reduced prices for previews & midweek matinees
Premium tickets available
Performance Schedule
Tuesday to Saturday 7.45pm, Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm & Sunday 3pm
Length
To be confirmed
Additional Information
Contains strong language, sexual references and violence

Cast

Nicholas Burns
Willich
Nicholas Burns
Nancy Carroll
Jenny von Westphalen
Nancy Carroll
Oliver Chris
Friedrich Engels
Oliver Chris
Laura Elphinstone
Nym
Laura Elphinstone
Eben Figueiredo
Schramm
Eben Figueiredo
Tony Jayawardena
Gert 'Doc' Schmidt
Tony Jayawardena
Scott Karim
Grabiner/Singe
Scott Karim
Rory Kinnear
Karl Marx
Rory Kinnear
Alana Ramsey
Mrs Mullet
Alana Ramsey
Sophie Russell
Librarian
Sophie Russell
Fode Simbo
Peter
Fode Simbo
William Troughton
Constable Crimp
William Troughton
Joseph Wilkins
Sergeant Savage
Joseph Wilkins
Duncan Wisbey
Fleece/Darwin
Duncan Wisbey
Miltos Yerolemou
Barthélemy
Miltos Yerolemou

Creative Team

Writers
Richard Bean and Clive Coleman
Director
Nicholas Hytner
Designer
Mark Thompson
Lighting
Mark Henderson
Sound
Paul Arditti
Composer
Grant Olding
Fight Director
Kate Waters