From multi-award winning Jack Thorne comes the new adaptation of ‘Woyzeck’- one of the most significant and influential plays in theatre, ‘Woyzeck’ was left incomplete after the untimely death of writer Georg Büchner. The resulting ambiguity over the ending of ‘Woyzeck’ left the many variants that arose from the German theatre scene to become world renowned.
Jack Thorne’s reworking of the production has been described as an ‘unforgettable howl of rage’ and promises to bring the classic story to a modern audience. ‘Woyzeck’ presents a fantastic opportunity to experience a production that has been constructed by the vision of its director, therefore creating a unique vision of Büchner’s original work. The updated contemporary setting sets it apart from earlier interpretations in both theatre and film productions based upon its mid nineteenth century origins.
The Cold War continues to grip the world, the tension between capitalism and Communism is at its peak. In the midst of this uncertain time, on the border between East and West Germany, a young soldier (John Boyega) and the love of his life try desperately to build a better future for their child in 1980’s Berlin.
Escaping the poverty they face will come at a price, the devastating consequences of attempting to do so unfurl in an agonising story that accounts for the people that society has left behind.
John Boyega is best known for starring as Finn in JJ. Abram’s in 2015 sci-fi epic ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. His theatre work has involved minor roles on the London stage before coming to prominence in the 2011 comedy ‘Attack the Block’. ‘Woyzeck’ will be Boyega’s biggest theatrical role to date and is not one to be missed as he swaps Hollywood for his home borough of Southwark.
Find out more about the venue for your show: Directions, Transport options and facilities.
(7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.