Young Voices: Spring Awakening

Richard J Loftus impressed our panel with his pitch to interview the cast of Spring Awakening. It was one of their last interviews as a company before the show finally bowed out at the Novello.


Saturday 23rd May and I've completed my final show, of my final year on American Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College. Game over. Nevertheless, three days later, I've won a competition to interview a couple of cast members from Spring Awakening, four days before they too come to the end of their journey with the show which has had a brief run at the Novello Theatre.

Spring Awakening certainly has awoken more than spring amongst the West End since its closure. The new piece of musical theatre, with its young and fresh cast sadly had to bow down against the Any Dream Will Do generation, unable to fight against the commerciality of today's theatre. Charlotte Wakefield who played Wendla in the show points out that “Our young audiences can't afford to pay full price tickets, therefore the production team and the producers accommodate for that by offering offers. We could have a full house with people paying £10 tickets which is brilliant for us because we're performing to a full house but it's not good for the weekly quota”.

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