Spring Awakening

Spring Square

29th March to 3rd May 2018 – Hope Mill Theatre


‘“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).


Darragh Cowley – Melchior
Adam Dawson – Hanschen
Beth Hinton-Lever – Thea
Teleri Hughes – Ilse
Nikita Johal – Wendla
Gillian Kirkpatrick – Adult Woman
Luke Latchman – Ernst
Tim Mahendran – Otto
Seyi Omooba – Martha
Neil Stewart – Adult Man
Sophia Simoes Da Silva – Anna
Jabez Sykes – Moritz
Christian Tyler Wood – Georg



Music by Duncan Sheik         Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater

Director – Luke Sheppard
Musical Director – Gareth Bretherton
Choreographer – Tom Jackson Greaves
Designer – Gabriella Slade
Lighting Designer – Nic Farman
Sound Designer – Leigh Davies
Verity Naughton – Casting Director
Producer – Hope Mill Theatre
Producer – DEM Productions
Producer – Aria Entertainment

“Handsome, confidently staged revival of a vital musical still brimming with brio” – The Stage ★★★★


“…pretty, witty and packed with vigour from the start; more than deserves a transfer to London.
This is the Spring Awakening you should want to see.” – West End Wilma ★★★★★


“thrilling, adrenaline-charged and deeply moving piece” – Opening Night ★★★★★


“a terrific ensemble, vibrant, pulsing with energy… all round a pretty brilliant must-see.” – Manchester Theatre Awards ★★★★