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National Theatre Live: Young Marx

21 Nov 2017

New National Theatre comedy screens in Loughborough

LU Arts will be hosting a live screening of National Theatre Live: Young Marx on Thursday 7 December at the Cope Auditorium from 7pm.

Broadcast from The Bridge Theatre in London, Young Marx tells the story of Europe’s most feared terrorist in 1850.

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 out than Karl Heinrich Marx.

This new comedy is directed by Nicholas Hytner and stars Rory Kinnear (Othello, The Threepenny Opera) who plays Marx and Oliver Chris (Green Wing, Twelfth Night) as his friend Engels.

The Times describes Young Marx as “A seriously clever comedy” (★★★★), with the Independent commenting “Rory Kinnear is on glorious form” (★★★★).

The performance has a certificate of 12a.

General tickets are £10, which can be booked online or at the LU Arts Box Office at Loughborough Town Hall on 01509 231914.

For further information on the LU Arts programme, please contact Nick Slater, Director of Arts, on 01509 222960 or visit the website.