Spring Awakening (Almeida Theatre)
Spring Awakening (Almeida Theatre)

Spring Awakening (Almeida Theatre) London Reviews and Tickets

(9 Ratings)
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Absorbing, Intense, Ambitious, Edgy, Clever

A revival of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical about sexuality and self-discovery.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (9)

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184 Reviews | 30 Followers
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Great singing, Thought-provoking

See it if brilliant masterpiece

Don't see it if you don't like relevancs

61 Reviews | 1 Follower
Gorgeous score, Terrific cast, Absorbing

See it if you love musicals led by a wonderfully talented ensemble of young performances

Don't see it if you're sexually repressed... (or maybe you should)

85 Reviews | 5 Followers
Must see, Relevant, Intense

See it if you want to see an impressive young cast

Don't see it if you prefer shows without depth

133 Reviews | 17 Followers
Miss it, Miscast, Misguided

See it if You hate yourself

Don't see it if You know the show in any form from any period or any other production Read more

21 Reviews | 0 Followers
Absorbing, Edgy, Great staging

See it if You want a revival with phenomenal sets, costuming and performances

Don't see it if You want a faithful reproduction of the original musical. There are changes in the script as well as the omission of the guilty ones

38 Reviews | 2 Followers
Entertaining, Ambitious, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see an edgy production of the show. Everything the Almeida put on is amazing!

Don't see it if you don't like shows with themes of sex, suicidice or abortion

38 Reviews | 4 Followers
Intense, Resonant, Edgy, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if You like good scores. The music was interesting as was the tackling of difficult topics of mental health and abording

Don't see it if It was quite intense and at some point a little cringe to watch teenagers being of their age.

17 Reviews | 1 Follower
Refreshing, Entertaining, Great singing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if Fantastic reimagining of the show- staging unique, performances nuanced. This removed problematic elements from original which is great.

Don't see it if Quite topical- not a kid friendly musical or one for those who aren’t open minded.

Critic Reviews (4)

The Guardian (UK)
December 20th, 2021

This revival is marked for the abundant talent in its young cast...The performances are all striking and the leads seem on their way to becoming tomorrow’s stars.
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The Telegraph (UK)
December 20th, 2021

Spring Awakening, both the 1891 play (Frühlings Erwachen) by Frank Wedekind and this, the 2006 American musical based on it, is – overtly and explicitly – about the pains of youth...The story retains its power to shock.
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The London Evening Standard
December 20th, 2021

But as Covid restrictions force us all further apart, its rich atmosphere of longing feels powerfully current. It’s as soft and heartbreaking as an overheard sob in the night.
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The Arts Desk
December 20th, 2021

This is a superior coming of age piece that never loses sight of Wedekind’s subtitle, A Children’s Tragedy, yet is vastly entertaining and even laugh-out-loud funny at times.
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