John Boyega to star in Old Vic’s Woyzeck

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Rehearsal images for Woyzeck, starring John Boyega, which opens at The Old Vic on May 23, 2017, is available. The multi-award winning Jack Thorne breathes life into Woyzeck, directed by Joe Murphy. Being one of the most influential plays ever written, Thorne creates 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 crossroad 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.

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

John Adedayo Adegboyega, born March 17, 1992, is an English actor and producer best known for playing Finn in the 2015 film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the seventh film of the Star Wars series. Adegboyega rose to prominence in his native United Kingdom for his role as Moses in the 2011 sci-fi comedy film Attack the Block. Some of his credits include historical fiction drama film Half of a Yellow Sun (2013), four episodes of the television series 24: Live Another Day and the drama Imperial Dreams (2014).

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