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Star Wars’ John Boyega heads to the West End with Woyzeck

John Boyega is going from space battles in Star Wars to earthbound struggles onstage at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

hollywood Updated: May 04, 2016 19:28 IST
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Boyega, who played Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is currently filming the eighth instalment in the sci-fi saga.

John Boyega is going from space battles in Star Wars to earthbound struggles onstage at London’s Old Vic Theatre.

The theatre says the 24-year-old actor will get his first West End starring role in Woyzeck, the story of a soldier who commits an act of brutal violence. The new version of Georg Buchner’s 19th-century drama is written by Jack Thorne, the playwright behind Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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Boyega, who played Finn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is currently filming the eighth instalment in the sci-fi saga.

The play, which opens in February 2017, was announced Wednesday as part of the Old Vic’s 2016-2017 season.

Watch a trailer of Werner Herzog’s adaptation starring Klaus Kinski

The lineup also includes a production of Shakespeare’s King Lear starring Glenda Jackson and a 20th-anniversary revival of Yasmina Reza’s global hit Art.

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