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.
Tue 7 Dec - Sat 22 Jan
Exclusive schools performances
Mon 10 Jan 7.30pm & Wed 12 Jan 2.30pm
Tue 7 - Mon 13 Dec £10 - £35
From Wed 15 Dec £10 - £55
(Prices vary per performance)
Captioned performance Thu 13 Jan 7.30pm
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404. £5 Captioned tickets available to those aged 25 and under.
Audio Described performance Sat 15 Jan 2.30pm (Touch Tour 12.45pm)
Book by calling Box Office on 020 7359 4404. £5 Audio Described tickets available to those aged 25 and under.
Talkback After Thu 13 Jan performance
A post-show talk with members of the company. Free to same-day ticket holders.
Almeida For Free
A free performance for those aged 25 and under. More details to be announced. Sign up to our emails for Tickets & Events for 16-25s to be the first to hear when tickets are available.
All concession tickets are limited and subject to availability. Proof of eligibility is required. Concessions in the final week of performances are only valid for D/deaf and disabled bookings. More info
D/deaf and disabled patrons and a companion can buy tickets for £25 (£30 on selected performances) by calling the Box Office on 020 7359 4404.
25 & Under
£5 tickets will be available to those aged 25 and under for performances from 7 to 14 Dec & 16 Dec eve. Enter code 25UNDER when selecting your seats. More info
If you are aged 30 or under, book a £15 ticket (£20 on selected performances) for seats that are normally £30 (until 14 Dec) or £35 (from 15 Dec). Applicable on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings.
Students, Over 65s & Unemployed
Book a £25 ticket (£30 on selected performances) for seats that are normally £30 (until 14 Dec) or £35 (from 15 Dec) on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances.
If you live or work in the Islington area you can book best available seats for £25 for performances on 7 to 15 Dec, subject to availability. Enter promo code ISFIRST when selecting your seats. Find applicable postcodes here.
NHS and Blue Light Card holders
Use code BLUELIGHT when selecting your seats to book £25 tickets (£30 on selected performances) for seats that are normally £30 (until 14 Dec) or £35 (from 15 Dec) on all performances except Fri & Sat evenings. This concession is also for £43.50 seats on matinee performances. Limited to 2 tickets per person.
Nathan trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre includes: Hamlet; Faith, Hope and Charity; Tartuffe (National Theatre); The 306 Dawn (National Theatre of Scotland); Her Naked Skin (Salisbury Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Exeter Northcott); Vernon God Little (The Space); Homo Sacer (Old Vic 12).
Television includes: Doctors; Dr.Who.
Film includes: In Darkness; Hunting Sublime; Oegs.
As a writer, Nathan is co-writing his first television series, a black-comedy, in development at Drama Republic.
Running time to be confirmed. 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, 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