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Marx in London 2024Scottish Opera

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Jonathan Dove's latest comic opera was well received at its 2018 premiere in Bonn.  While there may be some elements of pathos it is a comedy, centred on Marx's constant money worries (from which he is always rescued by his wealthy friend Engels).  His other difficulties arise from his domestic life - his wife, his housekeeper and his daughter and her suitor.

The director enjoyed a great success when he directed Dove's Flight for Scottish Opera in 2018.  David Parry conducted the Bonn launching of Marx in London, so knows the work well.  He also conducted Dove's Pinocchio which Opera North brought to Edinburgh a few years ago, so is well acquainted with the style.

Performance Cast

Karl Marx a German philospoher and political theorist

Roland Wood

Jenny Marx Karl's wife

Orla Boylan

Tussi Marx Karl and Jenny's daughter

Paula Sides

Freddy Tussi's boyfriend

William Morgan

Helene the housekeeper

Lucy Schaufer

Friedrich Engels friend and supporter of Karl Marx

Alasdair Elliott


Jamie MacDougall

Melanzane presumably not an aubergine

Paul Hopwood

Performance DatesMarx in London 2024

Map List

Theatre Royal, Glasgow | Glasgow

13 Feb, 19.15 15 Feb, 19.15 17 Feb, 19.15

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Festival Theatre, Edinburgh | Edinburgh

22 Feb, 19.15 24 Feb, 19.15

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