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Spring Awakening

National Tour
January - May 2013
Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

By Frank Wedekind
Translated by Edward Bond

Germany, 1892.

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Play Information

Spring Awakening is German dramatist Frank Wedekind's first major play and a seminal work in the modern history of theatre.  The play attacks the sexually oppressive culture of fin de siècle Germany and offers a vivid criticism of the erotic fantasies it breeds.

14-year-old Melchior is chased out of town for acts of hedonistic, lewd and despicable moral character. Wendla, his 14-year-old love, dies during a tragic abortion thrust upon her by narrow-minded parents.

But Melchior is the brightest boy in school and sees sex as just a natural act that ends in the beauty of childbirth.

Crushed by Wendla's death and persecuted by the authorities (and even his own parents) Melchior battles through purgatory where he confronts the ghosts of his past.

Creative Team

Director: Max Lewendel
Asst Director: Tania Ecca
Movement Director: Carrie Meuller
Fight Director: Ronin Traynor
Vocal Coach: Emma Vane
Production Manager: Meg Jones
Set Design: Adam Purnell
Costume Design: Kate Unwin
Sound Design: Theo Holloway
Lighting Design: Zachary Holton
Assistant LD: Dan Saggars
CSM: Zachary Holton
DSM: Sam Holton
Photographer: George Riddell

Cast:

Melchior: David McLaughlin
Wendla: Gabrielle Dempsey
Moritz: Christopher Smart
Frau Bergman: Gemma Barrett
Frau Gabor: Georgina Periam
Herr Gabor: Zachary Holton
Hanshen: Kaiden Dubois
Eirik Bar
Ilse: Nicole Anderson
 

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