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Spring Awakening transfers to Novello 21 March
The British production of the musical Spring Awakening, will transfer to the West End's Novello Theatre from 21 March 2009. (tickets go on sale Sunday 22 Feb)
The production opened at the off west end venue Lyric Hammersmith on 3 Feb 2009, where it is currently playing to 14 March. The show will then transfer to the Novello Theatre opening 26 March 2009, following previews from 21 March - booking to 31 Oct 2009.
A year-long casting search and a series of workshops at the Lyric Hammersmith have brought together a cast comprising of 16 – 24 year olds from throughout the UK, many of whom are making their professional stage debut. Aneurin Barnard (Melchior), Lucy Barker (Ilse), Natasha Barnes (Anna), Chris Barton (Swing), Jamie Blackley (Hanschen), Hayley Gallivan (Martha), Natalie Garner (swing), Mona Goodwin (swing), Evelyn Hoskins (Thea), Edd Judge (Otto), Harry McEntire (Ernst), Jamie Muscato (swing), Gemma O’Duffy (swing), Iwan Rheon (Moritz), Jos Slovick (Georg), Richard Southgate (swing) and Charlotte Wakefield (Wendla).
All of the adult roles are played by Sian Thomas and Richard Cordery.
Andrew McDonald and Yvonne O’Grady understudy.
Based on Frank Wedekind’s play, it features an original score by composer Duncan Sheik and lyricist Steven Sater.
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.
David Farr, Artistic Director at the Lyric Hammersmith, saw the Atlantic Theater Company’s production at the start of its run in New York. At his invitation the entire creative team behind the original production have found a new generation of young British talent to perform the musical on the London stage.