Young Marx

The Bridge Theatre, London
Young Marx
The Bridge Theatre, London
Our Review 3 / 5

Rory Kinnear plays Marx and Oliver Chris, Engels. The production reunites the creative team behind Richard Bean’s smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, with direction by Nicholas Hytner, design by Mark Thompson, music by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Arditti.

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.

Previews from |
18th October 2017
Opening date |
26th October 2017
Booking from |
27th September 2021
Available until |
31st December 2017
Closes |
31st December 2017
Categories |
Richard Bean and Clive Coleman
London Theatre Company
Nicholas Hytner
Songs by:
Grant Olding
Mark Henderson
Paul Arditti
Mark Thompson
Cast list:
Rory Kinnear (Karl Marx), Oliver Chris (Engels), 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)

The Bridge Theatre Venue Information

The Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Fields Park, London, SE1 2SG
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Our Review of Young Marx


A brand new theatre opening in the heart of London - the first wholly commercial space to open since the ‘70s, in fact - is very exciting. Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s latest venture the Bridge Theatre, which is located on the picturesque riverside by Tower Bridge, proves the rude health theatre in the capital is in, and the appetite for more.  Read more

Latest Young Marx News & Features

Rory Kinnear in Young Marx
Production photos of Rory Kinnear in Young Marx at the Bridge Theatre
Tuesday, 17 October, 2017
The first production images of the inaugural production at the Bridge Theatre have been released. Richard Bean and Clive Coleman’s looks at the life of a young Karl Marx in his 30s as he gallivants around Soho. It stars Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris, and will be directed by Nicholas Hytner, who has set up the theatre with Nick Starr. The full cast of Young Marx also includes Nancy Carroll, Laura Elphinstone, Eben Figueiredo, Nicholas Burns, Tony Jayawardena,...
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First look inside London’s new Bridge Theatre
Monday, 16 October, 2017
An image has been released of the first audience inside the auditorium of London’s newest theatre, the Bridge Theatre. Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr opened the doors to their new venture on Saturday evening for the first preview performance of Young Marx, a new play written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, and starring Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris. The first audience at the theatre was made up of members of the theatre, who were treated to a performance of the play...
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Full cast joining Rory Kinnear in Young Marx announced
Thursday, 17 August, 2017
The full cast joining Rory Kinnear and Oliver Chris in Young Marx, the first production at the new Bridge Theatre, has been announced. Young Marx reunites the creative team behind One Man, Two Guvnors, and is about Karl Marx as he roams the streets of Soho. The cast includes Nancy Carroll (Jenny von Westphalen), Laura Elphinstone (Nym), Eben Figueiredo (Schramm), Nicholas Burns (Willich), Tony Jayawardena (Gert “Doc” Schmidt), Miltos Yerolemou (Barthélemy), Duncan...
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