NTL: Young Marx
155 Minutes • NR • No Passes
Showings
Lark TheaterThu, Dec 7 7:30 PM Not Available
 
Lark TheaterSun, Dec 10 1:00 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre Live
Release Year:2017
Rating:NR
Genre:Comedy
Production Country:UK
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nicholas Hytner
Cast:Rory Kinnear
Oliver Chris
Screenwriter:Richard Bean
Clive Coleman
Social Media
Website:http://ntlive.nationaltheatre.org.uk/productions/ntlout25-young-marx
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/ntlive/
Description

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 and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.


The year is 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.