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National Theatre Live:
Richard Bean & Clive Coleman:
Young Marx


NT Live

In collaboration with the British Embassy & the British Council in Athens


Live broadcast from the Βridge Theatre, London


- Richard Bean & Clive Coleman: Young Marx

With English subtitles

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Set & costume Designer: Mark Thompson
Lighting Designer: Mark Henderson


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.

Cast: Nicholas Burns, Nancy Carroll, Laura Elphinstone, Eben Figueiredo, Tony Jayawarden,
Scott Karim, Alana Ramsey, Sophie Russell, Fode Simbo, William Troughton, Joseph Wilkins,
Duncan Wisbey, Miltos Yerolemou, Logan Clark, Rupert Turnbull, Joseph Walker, Dixie Egerickx,
Matilda Shapland, Harriet Turnbull

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.