Rory Kinnear will star in the first production at the new Bridge Theatre, opening for previews on the 18th October.
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.
Written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, Young Marx follows Karl Marx as he roams the streets of Soho.
The production will be directed by Nicholas Hytner and is set to star 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). Rory Kinnear will play Marx and Oliver Chris will play Engels.
Young Marx will feature designs by Mark Thompson with music by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Arditti.
Young Marx will play at The Bridge Theatre from the 18th October until the 31st December.