The Marlowe
Gulbenkian presents The Marxist In Heaven
Gulbenkian presents

The Marxist In Heaven

Gulbenkian perform a brand new play as part of National Theatre Connections.

Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

The eponymous protagonist ‘wakes up’ in paradise and once they get over the shock of this fundamental contradiction of everything they believe in… they get straight back to work… and continue their lifelong struggle for equality and fairness for all… even in death.

Funny, playful, provocative, pertinent and jam-packed with discourse, disputes, deities and disco dancing by the bucketful, this upbeat buoyant allegory shines its holy light on globalisation and asks the salient questions – who are we and what are we doing to ourselves?… and what conditioner do you use on your hair?

The Marxist In Heaven