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Theatre Screening (approx. 123 mins)
An NCPA-National Theatre Live (London) Presentation
It is 1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the 32-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit and childlike 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.
Written by Richard Bean & Clive Coleman
Directed by Nicholas Hytner
Cast: Rory Kinnear, Oliver Chris, Miltos Yerolemou, Nancy Carroll & Laura Elphansteine
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