Spring Awakening (musical)
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559363150Publication Date:
15 Jan 2009
Size: 215mm x 136mm£14.99
First Staged:
New York, 2006; Lyric Hammersmith, London, 2008

Spring Awakening (musical)

By Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik

Paperback £14.99

On Stage at:
Almeida Theatre, London
From Tue 30 Nov 2021 to Sat 22 Jan 2022
  • Best Musical, Critics Circle Awards
  • Best New Musical, Olivier Awards

The groundbreaking rock musical about teenage sexuality, with book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

In a world where the grown-ups hold all the cards, three school friends experience the exhilarating, turbulent journey into adulthood.

Spring Awakening is inspired by Frank Wedekind's controversial 1891 play about teenage sexuality and society's efforts to control it.

The musical was premiered on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in December 2006, following various workshops, concerts, rewrites and its Off-Broadway debut. It won eight Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor.

It was premiered in the UK at the Lyric Hammersmith in January 2009, transferring to the Novello Theatre in the West End in March 2009. It won Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards and Best Musical at the Critics' Circle Awards.

Press Quotes

'Here it is at last, the answer to one's prayers - a new musical, bursting with ambition and achievement... It's a blast'


'an absolute must-see and by far the best new musical in London for ages'


'Truly groundbreaking musical, unmatched by anything in the theatre today'

New York Times

'The best musical in a generation'

New York Observer
Paperback, 120 pages ISBN: 9781559363150Publication Date:
15 Jan 2009
Size: 215mm x 136mm£14.99
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