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Preview: Spring Awakening at Newcastle Jubilee Theatre

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Spring Awakening
Newcastle Jubilee Theatre
Wednesday 22nd– Saturday 25th March 2017

Book & lyrics – Steven Sater
Music – Duncan Sheik
Based on the original play by Frank Wedekind

After the success of ‘RENT’ in September 2016 (NETG 'Rent' Review LINK), Second Act Theatre presents ‘Spring Awakening’, by arrangement with Josef Weinberger, in the Grade 2 Listed Jubilee Theatre, Gosforth.

Second Act, the adult company to First Act Theatre, has been resident at the Jubilee Theatre for 25 years.

In a world where the adults call all the shots, a group of school friends begin their fraught and exhilarating journey into adulthood. This Tony Award-winning musical, based on the controversial 1891 play that was once banned in Germany, brings the story of sexual awakening and self-discovery amongst teenage classmates into the new century.

*Contains explicit scenes/scenes of a sexual nature that may not be appropriate for younger audiences.

Cast & Creatives include:
Directors: Bobby Trotter & Barry Wilmot
Musical Director: Jenni Watson
Assistant Musical Director: John Dalziel

Melchior – Ethan Lang (18, Hartlepool) – member of Casting Call Academy. He has performed in Her Majesty’s Theatre, London. Studying performing arts at college and wants to be an actor.
Wendla – Rebecca Charlton (18, Gateshead) – Rebecca is studying towards her second LAMDA Grade 8 and hopes to go on to drama school in the next few years.
Moritz – Jonny Hill (19, Whickham) – Jonny will also be playing the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz at the Theatre Royal in July. He’s in the National Youth Theatre & is currently auditioning for drama schools.

The show runs from Wednesday 22nd – Saturday 25th March at Jubilee Theatre, St. Nicholas’ Hospital, Jubilee Road, Gosforth
Curtain up at 7pm
Tickets £8/£10 from


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