Spring Awakening Reviews

The Daily Telegraph

“Here it is at last, the answer to one’s prayers – a new musical bursting with ambition and achievement…”

The Independent

“Freshness, attack and sheer lyrical beauty…”

Daily Express

“A must-see not just for hormonal adolescents, but for anyone who has ever been one….”


“An absolute must-see and by far the best new musical in London for ages…”


“It’s breathtakingly, outrageously brilliant…”

Sunday Express

“This is the most exciting musical I’ve seen in years…”


“Smart, sharp, sexy fun…”


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  1. Homosexuality, S&M, masturbation, teen sex, abuse and young boys with older women. Sound like a good night out? Well the answer would be yes. There is only one way to describe Spring Awakening, The Musical that has hit London’s Lyric Theatre by storm and set to move to the Novello Theatre as of Mid March 2009. It has it all!

    The moment you walk into the theatre you are captivated by the dazzling and enchanting set of brickwork with random objects and several mysterious light bulbs hanging from the lighting rig, we start to wonder what journey this musical will take us on.

    Set in late-nineteenth century Germany, Spring Awakening, centres around a group of teenagers who are discovering their inner sexuality and freedom. Right from the word go, the show boasts a nearly all debut West End cast exerting a fresh and energetic approach to this phenomenal piece of musical theatre.

    Conceived by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, this musical was inspired by Frank Wedekind’s play of the same name. It was instantly banned due to outrageous themes. You may wonder how one would play a German character with an English accent but the actors execute this skill with extreme precision and quality. Sparkling in the role of Melchior, Aneurin Barnard plays a modern day Romeo exploring his sexual desire and inner self; belting out a mesmerising ‘All That’s Known’ with conviction and sincerity. Equally fantastic Sian Thomas plays the part of the ‘Adult Woman’ jumping between all of the adult women parts in the show; adding a comic and vibrant edge to the performance.

    The score treasures some ambitious and risqué numbers such as; Totally F***ed, The B***h of Living and Mama Who Bore Me. Injecting the rock sensation in to the show is the character Moritz, played by a strong and charismatic Iwan Rheon .

    This masterpiece is certainly suitable for any adult wanting to relive those days of ‘discovery’ and it would be just right for any teenager going through the ‘tough times’. For the duration of this show we see why the topics surrounding it had the play banned in the 1890’s, but this swinging phenomenon is far from departing the West End Stage anytime soon.

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