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Spring Awakening

by Frank Wedekind

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In 1891 a 26-year-old Frank Wedekind completed 'Spring Awakening', a provocative and compelling new play. So dangerous and threatening was this masterpiece that the first uncensored production in this country was not until 1974, long after his death.

Setting it in a small provincial town in Germany he explores a world that epitomises the nineteenth-century philosophy of brutality and Christian morality. The unhappy and unfulfilled adults repress the adolescent's newfound desire for self-knowledge. The bright and curious children learn to destroy or be destroyed.

Edward Bond's translation manages to retain Wedekind's ironic drama and beautiful poetic language.

  • Tue-Sat 7.30pm
  • Tue-Fri £10, Sat £12 (conc £8)

Union Theatre
Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, London, SE1 0LR
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Box office: 020 7261 9876

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