A new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman broadcast live at the Kirkgate from The Bridge Theatre, London

National Theatre Live 

1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho.

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.

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.

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels. The production is directed by Nicholas Hytner (former Artistic Director at the National Theatre) and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors.

Running time: TBC
Age guidance: TBC


Full price: £12.50
Concession (u18, student): £10