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, Miltos Yerolemou, Duncan Wisbe, Scott Karim, Alana Ramsey, Sophie Russell, Fode Simbo, William Troughton and Joseph Wilkins.
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.