Young Marx

The full casting of the production of Young Marx, which will open at Bridge Theatre in London this autumn, has been revealed.

The show will open on 18th October and run until 31st December and will be broadcasted on National Theatre Live – a broadcast of live productions to cinemas and arts centres around the world – on 7th December.

Synopsis: Young Marx

Young Marx tells the story of the broke and restless 32 year old revolutionary, Karl Heinrich Marx, during the 1850s whilst Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Soho. Audiences will watch as Marx’s revolutionary rivals and prospective seducers of his beautiful wife circle like vultures. 

With his writing blocked, his marriage dying, and his friend Engels in despair at his wasted genius, his only hope is a job on the railway.

The show includes what the National Theatre describes as ‘a combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy’.


Joining the previously announced Rory Kinnear as Marx, and Oliver Chris as Engels, will be Nancy Carroll as Jenny von Westphalen, Laura Elphinstone as Nym, and Eben Figueiredo as Schramm.

It will also star Nicholas Burns as Willich, Tony Jayawardena as Gert “Doc” Schmidt, Miltos Yerolemou as Barthélemy, Duncan Wisbey as Fleece/Darwin, and Scott Karim as Grabiner/Singe. 

The rest of the cast comprises Alana Ramsey as Mrs Mullett, Sophie Russell as the librarian, Fode Simbo as Peter, William Troughton as Constable Crimp and Joseph Wilkins as Sergeant Savage.

The show has been written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman and is directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Group information

Group tickets are available through a booking form on the Bridge Theatre website.

London Theatre Company’s new Bridge Theatre is situated on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. 

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