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Spring Awakening at Lyric Hammersmith
A British production of Spring Awakening, a new musical, will open at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, in west London, for a six week run from 23 Jan to 28 Feb 2009 (Opening night 3 Feb).
Public booking opens 9 June 2008.
Based on Frank Wedekind’s play, it features an original score by composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Steven Sater.
David Farr, Artistic Director at the Lyric Hammersmith, saw the Atlantic Theater Company’s production at the start of its run in New York. Now, he has asked the entire creative team behind the original production to find a new generation of young British talent to perform the musical on the London stage.
It is directed of Michael Mayer and choreographed of Bill T. Jones.
Set in 19th century Germany, this fusion of morality, sexuality, and young love reaches out across generations to everyone who has experienced the adolescent journey of personal discovery and sexual awakening.