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A mass of young people, close together and leaning on each other.
A mass of young people, close together and leaning on each other.

Spring Awakening

Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik, Based on the Play by Frank Wedekind, Directed by Rupert Goold

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7 Dec 2021 — 29 Jan 2022

This production will be screened in cinemas in November 2023. Find out more about Almeida On Screen: Spring Awakening >

“I was blown away by the Almeida’s revival of Spring Awakening”  
Time Out 

“An exquisite revival of this Tony and Olivier Award-winning show”  
The i

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.

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Book and Lyrics Steven Sater
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 Simon Hale
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
Becky Hopkin
Davina Shum
Andy Taylor


Nathan Armarkwei-Laryea
Asha Banks
Taylor Bradshaw
Catherine Cusack
Carly-Sophia Davies
Kit Esuruoso
Laurie Kynaston
Mark Lockyer
Bella Maclean
Amara Okereke
Emily Ooi
Joe Pitts
Maia Tamrakar
Stuart Thompson
Zheng Xi Yong
Thomas Grant
Mali O’Donnell