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Dublin Youth Theatre, Ireland

Spring Awakening (A Tragedy of Childhood) | axis:Ballymun | Oct 8 – 11

Spring Awakening (A Tragedy of Childhood), Frank Wedekind, Dublin Youth Theatre, Gyorgy Vidovszky, Dublin Theatre Festival, axis:Ballymun, Oct 8 - Oct 11

Spring Awakening is a fearless portrayal of the lives of young people growing up in a repressive society. It is a play about discovery, desire and the loss of innocence.

Teenage friends share their insecurities and deepest fears. Children strive to make their parents proud at all costs. Young men and women, curious and confused by unfamiliar impulses, make rash decisions – with heart-breaking consequences.

Though written at the end of the 19th century, this classic of European drama still resonates today. It casts a light on some of our own society’s enduring taboos, and navigates the difficult and often distressing journey through adolescent sexuality.

Following their thoughtful and touching production of I’ve to Mind Her in 2013, Dublin Youth Theatre return to the festival a fresh take on Wedekind’s lyrical text.

  • Contains material that some may find disturbing.

Information and Tickets:

  • Venue: axis:Ballymun
  • Preview: Wed Oct 8, 7.30pm
  • Dates: Thurs Oct 9 & Fri Oct 10, 7.30pm
  • Sat Oct 11, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
  • Tickets: €15
  • Duration: Approx. 2 hrs 10 mins. incl. interval.
  • Talking Theatre: Oct 10, post-show. With members of the company.


“[Dublin Youth Theatre] remains a core part of what informs young theatre makers” The Irish Times

Cast and Creative Team:

  • Directed by György Vidovszky
  • Cast: Ruairi Spalding Bond, Marty Breen, Adam Byrne, Ali Dempsey, Caoimhe Coburn Gray, Paul Harris,  Alan Howley, Lily Lee, Clelia Murphy, Fionnuala Murphy, Conor Murray, Ferdia Murray, Peter Newington, Paddy O'Dwyer, Seán Talbot
  • Translation: Francis J. Ziegler
  • Dramaturgy: Stefanie Preissner
  • Design: Sarah Jane Shiels
  • Music: Gábor Pap
  • Assistant Director: Ursula McGinn

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