National Theatre Live: Young Marx (Via Satellite)

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1850, and Europes 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 theres still no one in the capital who can show you a better night on the piss than Karl Heinrich Marx.Rory Kinnear plays Marx and Oliver Chris, Engels. The production reunites the creative team behind Richard Beans smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors, with direction by Nicholas Hytner, design by Mark Thompson, music by Grant Olding, sound by Paul Arditti and lighting by Mark Henderson.Young Marxwill be broadcast by National Theatre Live on 7 December.

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