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In pictures: John Boyega in rehearsals for Woyzeck at the Old Vic

John Boyega in rehearsals for Woyzeck at the Old Vic. Photo: Manuel Harlan
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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child writer Jack Thorne updates Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck in a new version opening at the Old Vic Theatre, London on May 23.

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…

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