World premiere of Marx in London at Theater Bonn

Jonathan Dove’s new comic opera, Marx in London premieres in Bonn on 9 December, marking the 200 years since Marx’s birth.

Set across a single day in summer 1871, Marx in London follows the philosopher and economist as he is beset by his troubled wife, his denied illegitimate son, his overly curious daughter, and his notorious lack of capital. Knowing that he will never finish writing the next volume of his Magnus Opus, Marx escapes to the British Library, where he has a vision that eventually becomes a nightmare.

Marx in London features a libretto by Charles Hart (The Phantom of the Opera, Bend it Like Beckham) after an original scenario by Jürgen R. Weber.

Tickets are available from the Theater Bonn website

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