By Georg Büchner
In a new version by Jack Thorne

The multi-award-winning Jack Thorne (This is England, Let The Right One In, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) breathes new life into Woyzeck, one of the most extraordinary plays ever written.

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 in this searing tale of the people society leaves behind.

Watch the trailer

Book Tickets

Mon 15 May – Sat 24 Jun 2017
(Previews Mon 15 May – Mon 22 May)

15 May – 3 June:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed, Thu & Sat 2.30pm
5 – 17 June:
Mon – Sat 7pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm
19 – 24 June:
Mon – Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm

Approximate running time: 2 hours 15 minutes, including a 20 minute interval.

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

Captioned Performance: Thu 15 Jun 7pm
Audio Described Performance: Mon 12 Jun 7pm, touch tour 5.30pm

TICKETS: £12, £16, £21, £30, £50, £60
For information regarding Premium Seats please call the box office
VIP tickets available which include a programme and a drink.

A limited number of Charitable Tickets are available for the final performance on Sat 24 Jun, 7.30pm. All profits raised from the sale of these Charitable Tickets will go directly towards the commissioning and development of new work at The Old Vic, a registered charity.


VOICES OFF talks & debates
Fighting Trauma: PTSD and the Military – Tue 30 May, 5.15pm
On Nature, in association with Mishcon de Reya – Thu 15 Jun, 5pm
On Nurture: How to Make a Difference – Mon 19 Jun, 5.15pm

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Cast Members

Creative Team

  • Joe Murphy


  • Tom Scutt


  • Neil Austin

    Lighting Designer

  • Gareth Fry

    Sound Designer

  • Isobel Waller-Bridge


  • Polly Bennett

    Movement Director

  • Ben Hart


  • Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown

    Fight Directors

  • Jessica Ronane CDG

    Casting Director

  • Hannah Joss

    Baylis Assistant Director