A new adaptation of Wedekind's Spring Awakening, directed by George Perrin of Paines Plough and featuring a cast of graduating actors from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
"Frank Wedekind’s original Spring Awakening was set in the late 19th century and explored the pain and confusion of a group of teenagers who are kept ignorant about sex and reproduction. The play was long considered brutally shocking: so much so that it had to wait 15 years for its German premiere and 74 years for a British professional production.
"This new adaptation by award-winning writer Gary Owen is the latest play to be commissioned by Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. It drags the play into the present, where the internet shows young people every sex act imaginable in graphic detail - but says nothing about the consequences and complications of sex in the real world."
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