Hedda Tesman

30th Aug 2019 - 19th Oct 2019

Book Tickets

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Financial Times


by Ian Shuttleworth

'The most thrilling adaptation of Spring Awakening I have ever seen ... Ben Kidd’s touring production brims with the Headlong company’s trademark chutzpah.'

The Sunday Times


by David Jays

'In Headlong’s searing update, Wedekind’s 1891 “children’s tragedy” seems both crazy fresh and old as time.'

Evening Standard


by Henry Hitchings

'In this sharp updating by Anya Reiss... among a strong cast the standouts are Aoife Duffin as volatile Wendla, Bradley Hall as anxious Moritz and Oliver Johnstone as haunted yet detached Melchior.'

The Observer


by Susannah Clapp

'Ben Kidd's ingenious production makes this often censored play newly wild and newly convincing.'

The Times


by Dominic Maxwell

'This is another great achievement from the Headlong theatre company, which is on an almighty roll after a year that has included American Psycho, 1984 and Chimerica.'

Exeunt Magazine


by John Murphy

'Reiss ably demonstrates how Wedekind’s play of adolescent upheaval is still relevant today'

The Stage

by Natasha Tripney

'Anya Reiss’ update of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 play for Headlong successfully transplants its troubled teenage characters from repressive turn of the century Germany to the internet age.'

The Observer

by Liz Hoggard

'Young people are not spoken to honestly about the confusing things that happen when they reach puberty'. Liz Hoggard talks to Anya Reiss about her contemporary adaptation of Spring Awakening