This news has absolutely just made my day – I’ve just accidentally shoved my sandwich off my desk and onto the floor in my excitement and rush to post 😀
Can’t begin to explain just how excited and happy I am (*squee!* hehe) – most of the West End community have been clamouring for news of a tour for this amazing show, and it seems that Christmas has come early for us thanks to theatre production company, Sell a Door, who are mounting a brand new touring production of the show.
Further details are to be announced in the new year, however I’d hope to get chance to see this at either the Greenwich Theatre or Lowry for sure! 😀
Here’s the full press release below:
Multi Award winning Sell a Door Theatre Company are to produce the first ever UK tour of Spring Awakening, a rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind
The company announced on Wednesday 1st December that the tour, which comes a couple of years after its west end debut, will visit theatres across the UK.
Producer David Hutchinson says “This is a very exciting project indeed, following great success on Broadway and on the West end. I’ve been a huge fan of the production since I saw it in New York in 2008, it is a timeless coming of age tale that will impress audiences for many years to come. Sell a Door are currently putting together a dynamic creative team to lead the UK debut tour”.
A cult musical, Spring Awakening explores the confusion and desperation that ensue when the onrushing tide of hormones meets the ignorance of children raised by parents too embarrassed or prudish to discuss what those new urges signify.
Spring Awakening has proved its popularity worldwide winning eight Tony Awards in 2007, including best musical, best book and score, four Drama Desk Awards and four Olivier Awards for it’s London production.
The tour is to visit the following theatres with tickets on sale for many of the venues already.
Northcott Theatre, Exeter (17th-21st May 2011)
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh (24th & 25th May 2011)
MacRoberts Art Centre, Stirling (26th-28th May 2011)
Greenwich Theatre, London (7th-12th June 2011)
Lowry Theatre, Manchester (14th & 15th June 2011)
Norwich Playhouse (17th & 18th June 2011)
More information can be found at www.selladoor.com