By Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater


Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group

“Had blood pumping and hearts racing… expertly delivered”
A Younger Theatre

“I’d encourage anyone into musical theatre to go and see it – it really is a masterclass”

“Visceral… scuzzy and raw in all the right ways”
All Edinburgh Theatre

Based on Frank Wedekind’s groundbreaking and controversial play (once banned in Germany), Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s brilliant rock score and searingly emotional book take the story of sexual awakening, youth revolt, and self-discovery into a new century.

It’s 1891, and grown-ups hold all the cards. Headstrong Melchior and naive Wendla stumble into each others’ arms, passionate and curious, while anxious Moritz struggles to live up to the stringent expectations of society. With only each other for guidance, this group of young men and women travel the fraught and rocky path of adolescence, discovering their bodies, their minds, and themselves along the way.

An electric, vibrant celebration of youth and rebellion, Spring Awakening fuses issues of morality, sexuality, and rock and roll into a story that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Creative Team & Cast

Director Emily Aboud
Musical Director Will Briant
Choreographer Esmee Cook
Costume Designer Kathryn Weaving
Sound Designer Huw Jones
Lighting Designer Elissa Webb
Stage Manager Claire Mellon
Producer Grace Dickson

Cast Joe Christie, Caroline Elms, Alice Hoult, Nitai Levi, Adam Makepeace, Holly Marsden, Ewan McAdam, Caoilainn McGarry, Bella Rogers, Kathryn Salmond, James Strahan, Josh Tinline-Bartholomew, Greg Williamson

Credit: Andrew Perry