Rehearsal photos and show trailer have been released for Jack Thorne‘s new version of Georg Buchner’s 1913 classic Woyzeck, in which Star Wars‘ John Boyega takes the title role. The much-anticipated production, directed by Joe Murphy, runs at the Old Vic from 15 May to 24 June 2017, with a press night on 23 May.
The multi-award winning Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Junkyard, Hope, Let the Right One In) breathes new life into Woyzeck, one of the most extraordinary plays ever written. 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.
John Boyega is joined in the Woyzeck cast by: Ben Batt, Nancy Carroll, Darrell D’Silva, Sarah Greene and Steffan Rhodi. The production is designed by Tom Scutt, with lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, music by Isobel Waller-Bridge, movement by Polly Bennett and illusion by Ben Hart.