News: Final Casting Announced For Spring Awakening 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert

April 4, 2024
News: Final Casting Announced For Spring Awakening 15th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Final casting has been announced for the 15th Anniversary reunion concert of the original West End production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Tony, Olivier and Grammy award-winning musical Spring Awakening.

Celebrating the original London production’s 15th anniversary, the concert will reunite many of the original London cast for this one night only celebration on Sunday 2nd June 2024 at Victoria Palace Theatre.

Olivier Award nominated and WhatsonStage Award-winning actor Jack Wolfe (Next to Normal, Donmar Warehouse), will be joining the company as Mortiz and original West End cast member Richard Southgate (Crops, the Yard Theatre) will play Hanschen.

Producers of the concert, Jack Maple and Evelyn Hoskins said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the incredible Jack Wolfe, who blew audiences away in Next To Normal last year, is joining our reunion concert to play Moritz. His addition to the company sets up what we know is going to be an incredibly unique and emotional evening. We’re also thrilled that original company member, Richard Southgate, one of the London production’s original swings is stepping up to take on the role of Hänschen. It really does promise to be a very special concert!

Jack and Richard join the previously announced original West End cast members Lucy May Barker (The Crucible, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) as Ilse, Natasha Barnes (Hex, National Theatre) as Anna, Harry McEntire (Andor, Disney+, Britannia, Sky) as Ernst, Hayley Gallivan (Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre) as Martha, Evelyn Hoskins (Waitress, West End & UK Tour) as Thea, Edward Judge (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End, UK & International Tour) as Otto, Jamie Muscato (Moulin Rouge, Piccadilly Theatre) as Melchior, Jos Slovick (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, UK Tour) as Georg and Charlotte Wakefield (The Great British Bake Off Musical, Noel Coward Theatre) as Wendla. Other returning cast members include Chris Barton (The Sound of Music, UK Tour), Natalie Garner, Mona Goodwin (Misfits, Queen’s Theatre) and Gemma O’Duffy (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, Palace Theatre).

They are joined by the entire returning original London band consisting of Huw Davies (Guitars), Don Richardson (Bass), Matthew Senior (Drums), Vicky Matthews (Cello), Charlie Brown (Violin/Guitar), Rachel Robson (Viola), under the musical direction of Nigel Lilley.

This anniversary concert will be raising funds in the memory of Imogen Kinchin, one of the original producers of Spring Awakening in 2009. Imogen sadly died on 27 March 2024 following her diagnosis of Stage IV Bowel Cancer in March 2022.

Proceeds from the evening’s concert will be donated to support her three children, Arthur, Orson and Audrey.

Producer Evelyn Hoskins added “myself and the cast of Spring Awakening are so unbelievably saddened by the passing of Imogen. She helped shape our careers as young artists starting out in the industry and she continued to champion us. Every breath and word at the concert will be in her honour and memory.”

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