Warrington based First Act, will be bringing Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s award-winning musical Spring Awakening to The Hope Street Theatre from the 28th – 30th October in a fresh and vibrant new production.
Based on the 1891 German by Frank Wedekind, Spring Awakening tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of adolescent sexuality. Set in mid-19th-century Germany, the musical, with its alternative and folk-infused rock score, explores oppression, freedom, teenage angst, and the dangers of hiding the truth.
First Act launched in 2017 with a simple vision: create acting classes for young performers which developed skill, technique, and talent; an acting school where theatre education is the primary goal. Since its incorporation First Act have been delivering curriculum-based classes where students from Warrington, Halton and St Helens can explore, a wide variety of theatre and musical theatre-based classes in a fun and safe environment. A place where they can learn, engage, develop, and inspire each other.
Spring Awakening will be directed by Kit Phillips, with Choreography from Ceris Shadwell and Musical Direction Ashley Walsh. The company will feature: Jack Wright (Melchoir), India Poulaud (Wendla), Isaac Harthill (Moritz), Poppy Williams (Ilse), Toby Holmes (Hanschen), Jake Burke (Ernst), Olivia Hebden (Martha), Harvey Farrell (Georg), Jess Ratcliffe (Anna), Daniel Wilson (Otto), Isobel Green (Thea), Amy Groves (Ina) alongside an adult company of actors including: Seb Farrell, Neil Atherton, Abbie Rippon, Amanda Avery and Fabienne Dunbar.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (Europe)
SPRING AWAKENING can be booked through the Hope Street Theatre website at www.hopestreettheatre.com or via telephone on 0344 561 0622