Spring Awakening

West End

Producer & General Manager


Photographer Helen Maybanks
Photographer Helen Maybanks
Photographer Helen Maybanks
Photographer Helen Maybanks
Photographer Helen Maybanks
Photographer Helen Maybanks

The Lyric Hammersmith production of Spring Awakening played at the Novello Theatre from 21 March to 20 May 2009. Inspired by Frank Wedekind’s 1891 masterpiece of repressed emotion and adolescent passion, with music and orchestrations by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. Directed by Michael Mayer, with choreography by Bill T. Jones and Kimberly Grigsby, the set design was by Christine Jones, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kevin Adams, sound design by Brian Ronan and casting by Pippa Ailion CDG.

Spring Awakening won four Olivier Awards in 2010, for Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical for Aneurin Barnard, Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for Iwan Rheon and Best Sound Design for Brian Ronan.

Spring Awakening was presented at the Novello Theatre by Ron Kastner, Act Productions, Matthew Byam Shaw, Michael McCabe, Joseph Smith, Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel.

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

“It ticks enough boxes for excellence – acting, design, choreography, theatrical innovation, emotional power, even the lighting – to be a must see” Daily Express ★★★★★