National Theatre Live: Young Marx

It’s 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in London’s Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the 32-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.

Olivier Award winner, Rory Kinnear (Penny Dreadful, Othello, The Threepenny Opera) stars as Marx, while Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) takes the role of Friedrich Engels.

Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind the Broadway and West End hit comedy, One Man, Two Guvnors.

This brand new historical comedy is based on the true events from Marx’s five-year residency in London’s Soho.

Audiences can be sure to expect a ‘seriously clever comedy, with riotous fun.’ (The Times)

VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Thursday 11th January, 2018
TIME: Doors: 6.00pm. Start: 7.00pm

Tickets are available
By Phone: 0844 847 1664
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackburn.

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