Spring Awakening
by Duncan Sheik and Lyrics Steven Sater, 9-19 May 2012

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." NY Daily News

“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.” Telegraph

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What the papers said

“Within thirty seconds it was very obvious that this is no ordinary amateur company. The Sedos production of Spring Awakening was executed in atotally professional manner leaving little doubt that amateur theatre can be every bit as good as professional theatre, and in this case, even better.”
Spring Awakening, 2012, Suite101.com

“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.”
Spring Awakening, 2012, Peter J Holland blog

“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 Awakening is smart, sexy and seriously packs a punch. Don’t miss it.”
Spring Awakening, 2012, A Younger Theatre

“The drive and energy of the whole cast was tremendous — they were all very accomplished. This production had a rocky edge and was very modern. Congratulations to all involved.”
Spring Awakening, 2012, Sardines

“[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.”
Spring Awakening, 2012, Gay Times

“Chris Warner (director) and Max Wolf (creative director) should be justifiably proud of this production. They have chosen not to carbon copy the original production but instead create their own vision and that is to be applauded… on the night I attended, mature adults were visibly moved to tears.”
Spring Awakening, 2012, Amateur Stage

Cast

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

       

 

Please note: Spring Awakening contains adult themes which may not be suitable for young children

Director: Chris Warner
Musical Director: Ryan Macaulay
Producer: Angharad Davies
Creative Director: Max Wolf
Choreographer: Tim Garrad
Assistant Director: Chloë Faine

Spring Awakening, book & lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik
The Bridewell Theatre
Bride Lane Fleet Street
London, EC4Y 8EQ

9-19 May 2012 at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 3pm

Tickets: £15 (concessions £12.50) unless otherwise stated. Cash only on the door.


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Charity Night, Thursday 10 May
50% of proceeds donated to Mousetrap Theatre Projects, Sedos Charity of the Year.

German School Disco, Saturday 12 May
Tickets £20 (concessions £17.50). Ticket includes
a complimentary drink and programme.

Rock Night, Friday 18 May
Tickets £20 (concessions £17.50). Ticket includes
a complimentary drink and programme.


Concession: Sedos members, children, students with valid identification, registered disabled and registered unemployed unless otherwise stated, for example Gala Nights.

Ticket Collection
Tickets will be available for you to collect from the Box Office on the night of the performance. They will not be posted out to you. Seats at the Bridewell Theatre are unreserved. Latecomers will only be admitted at the discretion of Sedos. Any audience members arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted until the interval.


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