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Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind

In a new version by
Claudia Osborne

Directed by
Claudia Osborne

About the show

Spring Awakening is perhaps the greatest play written about teenagers, before teenagers were even invented. Banned and censored for many years, this radical and brutally authentic take on adolescent sexuality was a full-frontal collision against its 19th century setting – a world defined by moral strictures, rigidity, and rules.

This new adaptation from director Claudia Osborne reframes this tale of unbridled youthful stirrings of sexual desire for the post #MeToo era.