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. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.
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.
Amphibian Stage Productions - National Theatre Live
National Theatre Live is the National Theatre of Great Britain’s initiative to screen filmed recordings of live performances from the National Theatre’s stages to cinemas worldwide. National Theatre Live performances are filmed live in high definition and shown in almost 400 cinemas around the world. Performances are broadcast in the Modern’s auditorium at 2 and 7 pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 817.923.3012 or visit amphibianstage.com.
*This is not a live performance. This is a theatrical performance that has been filmed and is presented as a screening.