29 MARCH — 3 MAY, PREVIEWS FROM £16 at hopemilltheatre.co.uk/events/spring-awakening-musical/
‘“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.’
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).