Full casting has been announced for Young Marx, the opening production at the new Bridge Theatre, which runs from 18 October 2017.
Reuniting the creative team behind nationwide hit One Man, Two Guvnors, Young Marx is written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, and will star Rory Kinnear in the title role alongside Oliver Chris (Engels), directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Joining the duo in the comedy’s world premiere will be Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen), Laura Elphinstone (Nym), Eben Figueiredo (Schramm), Nicholas Burns (Willich), Tony Jayawardena (Gert “Doc” Schmidt), Miltos Yerolemou (Barthélemy), Duncan Wisbey (Fleece/Darwin), Scott Karim (Grabiner/ Singe), Alana Ramsey (Mrs Mullett), Sophie Russell (Librarian), Fode Simbo (Peter), William Troughton (Constable Crimp) and Joseph Wilkins (Sergeant Savage).
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and lustful, 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 town than Karl Heinrich Marx.
Young Marx will be broadcast on National Theatre Live on 7 December 2017, it has also been announced.
Young Marx plays at the Bridge Theatre from 18 October until 31 December 2017. You can book your tickets through the new venue’s website.