Woyzeck at the Old Vic Theatre

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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 20 May 2017 until 24 June 2017 at the Old Vic Theatre.


‘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.’

It’s 1980s Berlin. The Cold War rages and the world sits at a crossroads between Capitalism and Communism. On the border between East and West, a young soldier and the love of his life are desperately trying to build a better future for their child. But the cost of escaping poverty is high, and its tragic consequences unfold in this searing tale of the people society leaves behind.


The cast features John Boyega (Woyzeck), Ben Batt (Andrews), Nancy Carroll (Maggie), Darrell D’Silva (Doctor Martens), Sarah Greene (Marie) and Steffan Rhodri (Captain).


Joe Murphy direct a new version of George Büchner’s Woyzeck by Jack Thorne.


★★★★ ack Thorne has sprinkled magic over Georg Büchner’s masterpiece – Evening Standard
★★★★ Exceptionally powerful – The Independent
★★★★★ There won’t be many better performances this year –  Radio Times
★★★★ ferocity explodes and Boyega comes into his own – The Stage

Performance Schedule

Theatre Information

The Old Vic
Address: Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8NB
Nearest Underground: Waterloo (Jubilee line, Northern line, Bakerloo line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 68, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 501

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