Almeida Theatre’s smash hit production
Spring Awakening is rumoured to be coming to London’s West End following its five-star success at the Almeida Theatre. Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink, Albion) has directed the first London revival of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik‘s (American Psycho: A New Musical, Almeida Theatre and Broadway) acclaimed musical, based on the ground-breaking and once-banned 19th century play by Frank Wedekind.
Winner of the Tony and Olivier awards for best musical, Spring Awakening is a daring exploration of teenage sexual awakening set against a backdrop of religious and parental repression.
There are no firm details about a transfer, but we will update this page if and when we hear anything.
What is Spring Awakening about?
Spring Awakening tells a story of adolescent anarchy, set to one of the most loved scores of the 21st century. A group of teenagers – silenced and controlled by a censorious society – discover a new world of feeling and freedom outside the classroom, with beautiful and devastating consequences.
Who is in Spring Awakening?
Appearing in the show at Almedia Theatre were Laurie Kynaston (Melchior), Amara Okereke (Wendle), Nathan Armarkwei-Laryea (Hanschen), Asha Banks (Thea), Catherine Cusack (all the adult women), Carly-Sophia Davies (Ilse), Kit Esuruoso (Otto), Mark Lockyer (all the adult men), Bella Maclean(Martha), Joe Pitts (Georg), Maia Tamrakar (Anna), Stuart Thompson (Moritz), Zheng Xi Yong (Ernst), Emily Ooi(ensemble) and Taylor Bradshaw (ensemble).
Spring Awakening has book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik, and is based on the play by Frank Wedekind. Directed by Rupert Goold, the creative team includes choreography by Lynne Page, design by Miriam Buether, costumes by Nicky Gillibrand, lighting by Jack Knowles, sound by Tony Gayle, orchestrations by Sheik and Simon Hale and musical direction by Jo Cichonska. Casting is by Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG.
Reviews of Spring Awakening★★★★★ “I was blown away by the Almeida’s revival of Spring Awakening” - Time Out
★★★★★ “An exquisite revival of this Tony and Olivier Award-winning show” - The i