Full cast joining Rory Kinnear in Young Marx 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 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). Kinnear plays Marx and Chris will play Engels.
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.
Young Marx is written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, and will be directed by Nicholas Hytner who, along with Nick Starr, announced the new theatre in April 2017. The production will have d Designs are by Mark Thompson with music by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Arditti.
Rory Kinnear’s previous stage credits include The Man of Mode at the National Theatre (for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor), and Othello at the National Theatre (for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor). He is also known for his roles on screen in the James Bond films, and Charlie Brooker’s series Black Mirror.