Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind (1906)

The Times Review
Plays and Players Interview; May,1974
Plays and Players Review; July,1974

Wedekind's play was the first to highlight the need for sexual honesty. This is its first major production since the abolition of theatre censorship." ~ The National Theatre Season pamphlet.

"A play no-one should miss" Time Out
"Engrossing" Sunday Express
"Excellent production" International Herald Tribune

Venue: The Old Vic
Opened: May 28, 1974
Production Company: The National Theatre
Director: Bill Bryden
Settings: Geoffrey Scott
Lighting: Andy Philips
Costumes: Deirdre Clancy
Translated by: Edward Bond

Mike Kitchen ... Moritz Stiefel
Jenny Agutter ... Thea
Peter Firth ... Melchior Gabor (until September 7)
Christopher Guard ... Melchior Gabor (from September 9)
Patti Love ... Ilse
Veronica Quilligan ... Wendla Bergmann
Susan Engel ... Frau Gabor
Beryl Reid ... Frau Bergmann
Dai Bradley ... Hanchen
Jane Carr ... Martha
Cyril Cusack ... The Masked Man
Alex McCrindle ... Professor Bonebreaker
Joseph O'Connor ... Judge Gabor
William Squire ... Headmaster Sunstroke