Old Vic Play WOYZECK Casts John Boyega As Lead


Fresh from his breakout success as Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, John Boyega is set to appear at the Old Vic theatre in the play Woyzeck.


The ubiquitous Jack Thorne will script the adaptation of the iconic story about a lowly, downtrodden soldier who ends up killing his wife. The character of Woyzeck originated out of an unfinished 1879 play Georg Buchner. He has been described as the first genuine working class hero — albeit a tragic one — and Buchner’s drama was hugely influential, often cited as the beginning of modern theater.

Boyega will play the title role.