Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Associate Producer

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“Give me that hand, please, and the itch you can’t control,
let me teach you how to handle all the sadness in your soul.
Oh, we’ll work that silver magic, then we’ll aim it at the wall.“

she said: “Love may make you blind, kid — but I wouldn’t mind at all."

Music by Duncan Sheik        
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater


Perhaps the defining musical of the last decade, Spring Awakening combines an electrifying rock score and genre-defying writing to tell the story of sexual and adolescent discovery. Silenced and dismissed in the firmly censored world of 19th century Germany, a group of teenagers are forced to discover the truth behind their feelings unaided. They find that through each other they unlock a bold and brave new world – with both beautiful and tragic consequences.

An international sensation and winner of 8 Tony and 4 Olivier Awards, Spring Awakening receives its first major UK revival in a bold new production at The Hope Mill Theatre, directed by Luke Sheppard (In The Heights; The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4).


Darragh Cowley    :    Melchior
Adam Dawson    :    Hanschen
Beth Hinton-Lever    :    Thea
Teleri Hughe    :    Ilse
Nikita Johal    :    Wendla
Gillian Kirkpatrick    :    Adult Woman
Luke Latchman    :    Ernst
Tim Mahendran    :    Otto
Seyi Omooba    :    Martha
Neil Stewart    :    Adult Man
Sophia Simoes Da Silva    :    Anna
Jabez Sykes    :    Moritz
Christian Tyler Wood    :    Georg


"Making the ordinary, extraordinary, because life is not a dress rehearsal.”

- Ilai Szpiezak