Woyzeck will return to the London stage in 2017 with a new version by multi-award winning writer Jack Thorne and starring Hollywood mega star of Star Wars – The Force Awakens John Boyega. This new version promises to be an unforgettable howl of rage as prevalent for our time as it was in Buchner’s. Directed by the up-and-coming Joe Murphy, Woyzeck is set to take London by storm in one of the main highlights in Matthew Warchus’ 2017 season at the Old Vic.
Matthew Warchus directs a new production of Art during his 2016/2017 season as Artistic Director at the Old Vic. One of the most critically acclaimed plays of recent years, Warchus will reunite the entire creative team behind the original 1996 London West End run, promising to make this ingenious comedy with a simple premise, one to watch out for.
As part of Matthew Warchus’ 2016/2017 season as Artistic Director of the Old Vic, a new adaptation of King Lear directed by Deborah Warner will come to the theatre in November 2016, marking the return of Glenda Jackson to the stage, in an all-star gender blind casting of the classic Shakespeare tragedy.
Matilda the Musical’s Tim Minchin and Matthew Warchus team up once more to bring a new musical adaptation of Groundhog Day to the Old Vic Theatre London. Following the story of miserable weatherman Phil Connors who becomes trapped in a cycle of repeatedly reliving the same 24 hours, Groundhog Day reminds us just what lessons we should be learning each day.