© Luke Rogers

SPRING AWAKENING

by Frank Wedekind, in a new version by Anya Reiss

ACADEMY OF FILM, THEATRE & TELEVISION

BELVOIR STREET THEATRE

2016

DIRECTOR  Luke Rogers

DESIGNER  Georgia Hopkins

LIGHTING DESIGNER  Alex Holver

PRODUCTION MANAGER  Ryan Tate

STAGE MANAGER  Sunil Chandra

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER  Sharnae Sanderson

 

CAST

Madeleine Slarks

Russell Cronin

Jasper Lee-Lindsay

Emily Buxton

Bethany Parrish

Monica Swift

Campbell McGillivray

Saief Murabek

 

PHOTOGRAPHY  Phyllis Wong

SYNOPSIS


"You said if you didn’t love them, if you weren’t happy, if you didn’t care about them, it wasn’t real."

Unnerving, entertaining, funny and dark, Wedekind's definitive teenage drama caused riots when it exploded onto the stage in 1906 and has lost none of its provocative power.

 

Anya Reiss’ fearlessly contemporary adaptation examines the exuberance, intensity and confusion of teenage life today. Brought up to date and shockingly relevant, this new version follows eight over pressurised, ill informed and sexually charged teens on a journey of discovery.

 

Spring Awakening asks pressing questions about how young people are shaped for their future by a generation that doesn't understand them.

Spring Awakening was a graduation production with the students from Academy of Film, Theatre & Television