Matthew Warchus, Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre has today revealed details of his second season at the London venue. 

The first new production that audiences can look forward to in the new season is a production of Samuel Beckett’s No Knife  (29th September- 15th October), starring Lisa Dwan.

It will then be followed by a production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear  (25th October- 3rd December) and will see Glenda Jackson taking on the title role. Her co-stars include Jane Horrocks and Harry Melling.

The Old Vic’s Christmas production will be a revival of Art (10th December- 18th February 2017) – directed by Matthew Warchus, reviving Yasmina Reza’s play twenty years after it premiered in the West End.

Racing into 2017, the first production of the year will be Woyzeck (25th February-15th April) and starring  John Boyega, in this new adaptation by Jack Thorne.

Further down the line, the season will also include productions of Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, a return for The Lorax over the summer and in the Autumn productions of Fanny and Alexander and the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta HMS Pinafore directed by Christopher Luscombe.

Tickets for the first part of the season will go on general sale to the public on the 31st May at noon.

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