Further cast announced to join John Boyega in Woyzeck at the Old Vic

Further cast announced for Jack Thorne's new adaptation.

John Boyega in Woyzeck

Further casting has been announced for the Old Vic's upcoming production of Woyzeck by Georg Büchner in new version by Jack Thorne which runs from 13 May to 24 June 2017 with an official opening on 23 May.

Joining the previously announced John Boyega in the title role will be Ben Batt (Andrews), Nancy Carroll (Maggie), Sarah Greene (Marie) and Steffan Rhodri (Captain), with further casting to be announced.

"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."

Adapted by Jack Thorne the production is directed by Joe Murphy with design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, movement by Polly Bennett, illusion by Ben Hart and original music by Isobel Waller-Bridge.

John Boyega was the recipient of the 2016 BAFTA Rising Star Award and the Chopard Trophy at Cannes. He was most recently seen in 'Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens'. He is currently filming 'Pacific Rim: Uprising' which he is also producing. He will next be seen in 'The Circle' followed by a principle role in Kathryn Bigelow’s Untitled Project set against the backdrop of the 1967 Detroit Riots (August 2017).

Ben Batt's recent theatre credits include A Streetcar Named Desire (Royal Exchange Theatre). Other credits As You Like It (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Funfair (HOME) and Making Noise Quietly (Donmar Warehouse).

Nancy Carroll's theatre credits include The Moderate Soprano (Hampstead Theatre), Closer, The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse), The Magistrate, After The Dance, for which she won an Olivier Award for Best Actress, Man of Mode, The Enchantment, The Voysey Inheritance, The False Servant, The Talking Cure (National Theatre), Arcadia (Duke of York’s) and Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 (RSC).

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