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Scottish Opera - Marx in London!

Scottish Opera - Marx in London!

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Theatre Royal Glasgow
Tue 13 Feb, Thu 15 Feb and Sat 17 Feb 2024
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The UK premiere of Jonathan Dove’s opera, a kinetic new production, plumbing the frivolity and profundity of one man’s existence.
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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 13 Feb, Thu 15 Feb and Sat 17 Feb 2024
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours 25 minutes incl. interval
Tue, Thu and Sat at 19:15
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London, 1871. The spectre of communism might be haunting Europe, but Karl Marx’s demons are far more mundane. Watched by a spy, chased by debt collectors, harassed by his family (legitimate and not), and rescued repeatedly from financial ruin by Friedrich Engels, a single madcap day is the backdrop for a run of misadventures and mistakes. Marx might have envisioned an economic system that would restore order and equality to the workers of the world, but his own affairs are in chaos. Amidst this storm in a teacup, can he find an hour to write?

Scottish Opera - Marx in London!

This grand farce is led by Roland Wood (Il trittico 2023) as Karl Marx. Marx in London! takes the great thinker off his pedestal, interweaving zany humour with moments of sadness and sorrow.

a genuine comedy... Dove’s score is bright, rhythmically insistent and pacy
- The Guardian

Enhance your experience of Marx in London! with a pre-show talk on Thu 15 Feb 2024 where the Scottish Opera artistic team will share some behind-the-scenes insights into the production. Book your tickets here.

Sat 17 February's performance is an Audio Described Performance, which is suitable for all and remains completely unchanged. Visually impaired audience members will receive audio description directly to a headset. To book this service please call our Access team on 0333 009 5399. Our free touch tour provides an opportunity for visually impaired patrons to go backstage and become more familiar with the set, scenery, props and costumes. To book, please call [email protected].

For more information about Audio Description, please visit Scottish Opera’s website here.

Sung in English with English supertitles

Libretto Charles Hart

Conductor David Parry

Director Stephen Barlow

Designer Yannis Thavoris

Lighting Designer Rory Beaton

Video Designer PJ McEvoy

Karl Marx Roland Wood

Jenny Marx Orla Boylan

Tussi Marx Rebecca Bottone

Freddy William Morgan

Helene Lucy Schaufer

Friedrich Engels Alasdair Elliott

Spy Jamie MacDougall

Pawnbroker John Molloy

Franz Chuma Sijeqa

Melanzane Paul Hopwood

Listen: Marx in London!, Introduced by Jamie MacDougall

Jamie MacDougall - who sings the role of the Spy in Marx in London! - takes you through Jonathan Dove's opera, aided by audio clips provided by Deutschlandfunk Kultur radio from Marx in London's world premiere at Theater Bonn.

1. Introduction

2. Act 1, Scene 1 - My Father is the Leader

3. Act 1, Scene 2 - Drink and be Done

4. Act 1, Scene 2 - Workers of the World

5. Act 1, Scene 3

6. Act 1, Scene 3 - Mister Teacher

7. Act 1, Scene 4 - Another Little Drink

8. Act 1, Scene 5 - Each Man Will Play His Part

9. Act 1, Scene 6 -My Silver! My Silver!

Theatre Royal Glasgow

282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
Glasgow Queen Street
The Box Office is open for 90 minutes prior to the performance commencing. See 'What's On' section for performance times. Theatre Royal Glasgow is cashless in Box Office, all our bars, kiosks and for merchandise.
Bar - Pre-show & interval drinks and snacks
Cloakroom - Coats & small bags (Charge applies)
Membership Benefits - 10% off drinks

Opened in 1867, Theatre Royal Glasgow went through two fires before the turn of the century. Standing tall through thick and thin, the theatre has since presented a wide variety of productions covering all genres, including residents Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet. Featuring a Victorian auditorium, Theatre Royal presents first class entertainment.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 13 Feb, Thu 15 Feb and Sat 17 Feb 2024
282 Hope St, Glasgow G2 3QA, UK
2 hours 25 minutes incl. interval
Tue, Thu and Sat at 19:15
For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Better access to tickets via priority booking and ringfenced seats
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