Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind's definitive play about youth caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power.
Brought bang up to date by award-winning young playwright Anya Reiss and director Ben Kidd, this new version examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today. Spring Awakening asks important and pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn't understand them.
Following our recent sell out productions of new plays Chimerica and The Effect, and our remarkable versions of 1984, The Seagull and Romeo and Juliet, we breathe fresh life into another classic text, with co-producing partners West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nuffield. Anya Reiss is winner of both the Evening Standard and the Critics’ Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright.