Woyzeck at the Old Vic Theatre

The Old Vic, Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
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Woyzeck starring John Boyega at the Old Vic Theatre.

John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens) makes his Old Vic debut in a new version of Georg Büchner’s Woyzeck by the multi-award winning playwright Jack Thorne.

Thorne breathes new life into one of the most influential plays ever written, creating for our time what Büchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage.

Widely regarded as the first “modern” drama, Woyzeck is based on the true story of a military barber who killed his mistress in a fit of jealousy and was sentenced to death.

Woyzeck runs from 25 February 2017 until 18 April 2017 at the Old Vic Theatre.

STORY

‘People like us are unhappy in this world and in the next: if we made it to heaven, we’d have to help make it thunder.’

Büchner’s Woyzeck, unfinished on his death in 1837 and first published in 1879, is based on the true story of a military barber who stabbed to death his mistress in a fit of jealousy and was sentenced to death in 1821.

CAST

Starring John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens).
Further casting to be announced.

CREATIVE

Joe Murphy direct a new version of George Büchner’s Woyzeck by Jack Thorne.
Further creative to be announced.

REVIEWS

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