NEWS: Glenda Jackson, Star Wars’ John Boyega, Yasmina Reza’s Art headline new Old Vic season

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The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus‘ second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children’s programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew’s ‘something for everyone’ approach.

Warchus reunites with the entire original team behind Art, running 10 December 2016 to 18 February 2017

Warchus reunites with the entire original team behind Art, running 10 December 2016 to 18 February 2017

Season 2 marks Glenda Jackson’s return to the stage, to play the title role in King Lear, directed by Deborah Warner. The Season opens with the world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s monologue No’s Knife with Lisa Dwan. Matthew directs the 20th anniversary production of Yasmina Reza’s Art and Star WarsJohn Boyega stars in a new version of Woyzeck adapted by Jack Thorne.

In 2017 and beyond, look out for the return of Season 1’s