By Frank Wedekind in a new version by Anya Reiss
Directed by Ben Kidd
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.
From Headlong who brought their award-winning version of The Seagull to Derby Theatre in 2013. Following their recent sell out productions of new plays Chimerica (winner of the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Best New Play award), The Effect and ENRON, and their remarkable versions of 1984, The Seagull and Romeo and Juliet, Headlong breathes fresh life into another classic text, with co-producing partners West Yorkshire Playhouse and Nuffield, Southampton. Anya Reiss is winner of both the Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Most Promising Playwright.
Headlong’s London and touring 2014 season includes 1984 and American Psycho The Musical and The Nether.
Age Guidance 16+ Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual and violent nature
Post-show discussion after Thu 29 May, 7.30pm performance.
Part of the Season Ticket.