Book and lyrics by STEVEN SATER
Music by DUNCAN SHEIK
Listen to what’s in the heart of a child…
Winner of eight Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards, Spring Awakening is the contemporary musical adaptation of one of literature’s most controversial and frequently banned plays.
Against a backdrop of energetic pop-rock music, we discover a group of adolescents in the midst of the thrilling and mysterious time of their sexual discovery.
In a world where children are told what to do and who to be, Melchior Gabor is fighting back. Challenging status quo, he writes an explicit manual for his best friend – neurotic Moritz Stiefel – unveiling beautiful and forbidden secrets about the opposite sex.
Meanwhile, the inquisitive Wendla Bergman is plagued with questions. Where do babies come from? Why won’t her mother tell her the truth? What do children do which is so wrong they deserve a beating?
One fateful night Melchior and Wendla set in motion a course of events that will leave their friends and elders shocked and changed forever.
No matter your age, you have known these characters. Join them as they bare their souls to you through rock-fuelled anthems and heart-wrenching ballads. Join them as they fight for truth and awake to a world both awesome and tragic.
Great news for theatregoers who have craved a new musical with attitude, youthful exuberance and a fresh, gutsy sound.
Here it is at last, the answer to one's prayers - a new musical, bursting with ambition and achievement…with the best original pop/rock score since Hair.
Please note: Spring Awakening contains adult themes which may not be suitable for young children.
MELCHIOR | Joe Penny
MORITZ | Anthony Hagan
HANSCHEN | Andrew Newton
ERNST | David Swain
GEORG | Adrian Hau
OTTO | Jason Mackey
BOBBY | Parry Bates
FABIAN | Matt Hudson
WENDLA | Aisling Ridge
ILSE | Lisa Pilkington
MARTHA | Alexandra Demicoli
THEA | Skyla Loureda
ANNA | Laura Hope-London
MARIANNA | Victoria Greenway
GRETA | Laura Manzotti
ADULT MAN | Jason Thomas
ADULT WOMAN | Maria Waters
DIRECTOR | Chris Warner
MUSICAL DIRECTOR | Ryan Macaulay
PRODUCER | Angharad Davies
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Max Wolf
CHOREGRAPHER | Tim Garrad
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR | Chloë Faine
Within thirty seconds it was very obvious that this is no ordinary amateur company. The Sedos production of Spring Awakening was executed in a totally professional manner leaving little doubt that amateur theatre can be every bit as good as professional theatre, and in this case, even better.
If this high standard can be achieved from evening rehearsals from a cast of enthusiasts then I think producers and actors across the profession may need to pull their socks up and take note.
The entire cast were completely and utterly mesmerising; lively, engaging and full of energy. Every single cast member gave a strong all-round performance, but it was the singing that really made this a night to remember, the harmonies absolutely gave me chills… this production of Spring Awakeningis smart, sexy and seriously packs a punch. Don’t miss it.
[Spring Awakening is] performed by Sedos, a well-established amateur company who strive to produce theatre which can stand shoulder to shoulder with professional productions. In that, Spring Awakening succeeds admirably.
- Wednesday 9 May 2012 7.30pm
- Thursday 10 May 2012 7.30pm
- Friday 11 May 2012 7.30pm
- Saturday 12 May 2012 2.30pm
- Saturday 12 May 2012 7.30pm
- Tuesday 15 May 2012 7.30pm
- Wednesday 16 May 2012 7.30pm
- Thursday 17 May 2012 7.30pm
- Friday 18 May 2012 7.30pm
- Saturday 19 May 2012 2.30pm
- Saturday 19 May 2012 7.30pm