Almeida For Free
This free performance is exclusively for those aged 25 and under as part of Almeida For Free.
O, I’m gonna be wounded. O, I’m gonna be your wound. O, I’m gonna bruise you. O, you’re gonna be my bruise.
A time to learn.
A time to rebel.
A time to love.
A time to burn.
Winner of the Tony and Olivier awards for best musical, Spring Awakening tells a story of adolescent anarchy, set to one of the most loved scores of the 21st century. A group of teenagers – silenced and controlled by a censorious society – discover a new world of feeling and freedom outside the classroom, with beautiful and devastating consequences.
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold (Ink, Albion) directs the first London revival of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's (American Psycho: A New Musical, Almeida Theatre and Broadway) acclaimed musical, based on the ground-breaking and once-banned 19th century play by Frank Wedekind.
Cast includes Amara Okereke (winner of 2018 The Stage Debut Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Les Misérables), and Laurie Kynaston (winner of 2019 Evening Standard Theatre Award for Emerging Talent for The Son at Kiln Theatre and West End).
This production is supported by the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts
Performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.
Unfortunately this performance is sold out. Keep checking back for online returns. We will also have tickets available on the day to hand out from 7pm. For the chance to get one of these free tickets please join the queue at the theatre.
Thursday 6 January 7.30pm
Tickets are free and exclusive to those aged 25 and under, limited to 2 per person. Please bring proof of age to the performance.
Captioned & Audio Described
This performance will be Captioned and Audio Described. To book and for further information please contact the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including an interval. Find out more about our running times here.
This production includes suicide, scenes containing some violence and scenes of a sexual nature, including allusions to child abuse. It also contains a firearm, a gunshot, the smoking of real cigarettes, flashing lights, as well as references to abortion. Age guidance 14+ but discretion can be applied. Read more about our production guidance and warnings, or contact Box Office if you have specific concerns
If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this production, you can get free support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year from the Samaritans. Visit samaritans.org or call 116 123 for free.
Book and Lyrics Steven Sater
Music Duncan Sheik
Original play Frank Wedekind
Director Rupert Goold
Choreographer Lynne Page
Set Designer Miriam Buether
Costume Designer Nicky Gillibrand
Lighting Designer Jack Knowles
Sound Designer Tony Gayle
Video Designer Finn Ross
Orchestration Duncan Sheik and
Musical Director Jo Cichonska
Orchestral Management David Gallagher and Justin Pearson
Casting Directors Pippa Ailion CDG and Natalie Gallacher CDG
Intimacy Director Ita O'Brien
Fight Director Bret Yount
Costume Supervisor Deborah Andrews
Wigs, Hair and Makeup Carole Hancock and Nina Van Houten
Associate Choreographer Thomas Herron
Associate Music Director Joe Bunker
Associate Video Designer Andrea Scott
Assistant Director Priya Patel Appleby
Double Bass / Electric Bass Nick Breakspear
Violin / Electric Guitar Ruth Elder
Drums / Percussion Martin France
Viola Becky Hopkin
Cello Davina Shum
Guitars Andy Taylor
Zheng Xi Yong