Woyzeck | The Old Vic, London

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Starring John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens).

'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.'

The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes new life into Woyzeck, one of the most influential plays ever written, creating for our time what Buchner intended for his: an unforgettable howl of rage.

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 (John Boyega) 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.

★★★★★ 'There won't be many better performances this year' - Radio Times
★★★★ 'Exceptionally powerful' - The Independent
★★★★ 'Jack Thorne has sprinkled magic over Georg Buchner's masterpiece' - Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Star Wars actor John Boyega shines in a fierce, contemporary version of Buchner's classic play' - The Stage

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John Boyega (Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)
Ben Batt
Nancy Carroll
Sarah Greene
Steffan Rhodri


Running length: 2 hours 10 mins

1st act - 50 mins

Interval - 20 mins

2nd act - 60 mins

Suitable For Children

Recommended for ages 16+. Contains very strong language and sexual content.

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The Old Vic, The Cut, London, SE1 8NB

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