REVIEW: Young Marx, Bridge Theatre ✭✭✭✭

Rory Kinnear in Young Marx at the Bridge Theatre

Bean and Coleman don’t put a foot wrong. Briskly plotted, dizzily paced with doors flying shut and open with split-second timing, revealing and concealing the players with all the aplomb of a delicious Deuxieme Empire farce, Young Marx is a racy, gallivanting romp, making the earnest lead a figure of fun.

FIRST LOOK: The Bridge Theatre, London’s Newest Theatre

Bridge Theatre opening

This past weekend Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr welcomed the first ever audience to The Bridge Theatre. London’s newest theatre is situated on the river by Tower Bridge and City Hall. The Bridge Theatre is the flagship theatre of the London Theatre Company and is the first major theatre to be added to London’s commercial theatre stock in eighty years. On Saturday night of the Bridge and Young Bridge members were invited to try out the new theatre for the first time. They saw the theatre’s first production Young Marx. The audience of over nine hundred people also got to experience the theatres bar and cafe facilities. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE BRIDGE THEATRE

First productions announced for Bridge Theatre

The Bridge Theatre announces new season

Ben Whishaw, Simon Russell Beale, Rory Kinnear and David Morrissey are among stars lined up for the first productions at the new Bridge Theatre opening in London in October. For the new venue by Tower Bridge, London Theatre Company (LTC) founders Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr have secured new plays by leading playwrights including Lucinda Coxon, Lucy Prebble, Sam Holcroft and Nina Raine. The theatre will open with a new comedy by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman, Young Marx, directed by Hytner, with Kinnear in the title role plus Oliver Chris as Engels. Depicting a young Karl Marx in Soho in 1850, it reunites the creative team behind smash hit One Man, Two Guvnors. Design will be by Mark Thompson, music by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Paul Arditti. With previews from October 18, it will open October 26 and run to December 31. In line … Read more

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