The Swan Youth Theatre Company presents

Spring Awakening

By Frank Wedekind translated by Julian and Margarete Forsyth

Directed by Ian White

Wednesday 25th - Saturday 28th March 2015

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 A group of adolescent students in a provincial school struggle with the age-old problem of growing up. One minute they're children playing, the next worried students trying to get their homework done and pass their exams. And on top of that there are hormones! Parents and teachers do what they think is right but are their students / offspring getting the information they need? Wendla Bergmann, played by Amy Kemp, certainly isn't. Her mother still talks of babies being delivered by the stork! And the tree symbol in the background - is it the tree of 'Forbidden Fruit', of 'Knowledge' or of 'Life'? 

This heart-rending tale, though tragic along the way, ends with a strong ray of hope for the future. 

This play premiered in 1906. It was also made into a successful Broadway musical in 2006, and the musical version has previously been performed in Yeovil.

Doors open 7:15pm, show starts 7:45pm.


Aults £6,  Concessions (under 25 and over 60) £5, Reduced rates for college / school / youth groups available on request



Wendla Bergman                                                 Amy Kemp

Mrs Bergman                                                        Marnie Doble

Melchior Gabor                                                    Tom Ball

Moritz Steifel                                                         Ed Holt

Hans Rilow                                                           Liam Beard

Ernst                                                                       Kira Brown

Otto,  Thea                                                            Franscesca Turton

Georg                                                                     Grace Horder

Martha, Ina Muller                                               Tasia Ling-Marriott

Mrs Gabor                                                             Elizabeth Todd

Mr Gabor                                                               Peter Reay

Ilse, Teacher                                                         Sarah Middleditch

Headmaster, Pastor, Doctor, The Masked Man              Kit Stickland

Borstal Boys                                                          The Company


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