Spring Awakening

Thursday 12 May 2016

The Spring Festival at Bedford’s South Bank Arts Centre showcases some of the top talent from across the county.

On 26, 27 and 28 May ‘Spring Awakening’ the rock musical based on a 1906 play by Frank  Wedekind, which was revived as a musical with Lyrics by Steve Sater and Music by Duncan Sheik in 2006, will be staged at the Studio Theatre in the riverside South Bank Arts Centre, which is part of Bedford College.

It is a story of adolescence and sexual awakening. The original version, on Broadway, in New York won eight Tony Awards.

Among the talented cast for the Bedford production are students who are progressing on to the very top schools of performing arts in the UK such as Rosie Swain of Bedford who is off to Birmingham School of Acting. 

Meanwhile 18 May will be the finale of years of training for dance students with moves perfected under the teaching of Laban-trained choreographer Matthew-Jay Pratt, founder of the Yorkshire Academy of Creative Arts & Dance. Among the cast will be Anastasija Kanina of Latvia and now Luton who is off to the prestigious London Studio Centre.

“Spring Awakening and the Dance Show offer the local community a chance to enjoy performances by our students before they head off to professional training,” said Briony Marston, Head of Performing Arts at Bedford College.

If you are interested in studying at the South Banks Centre for the Arts why not visit one of the shows? Tickets for both shows will be sold on the door of the South Bank Arts Centre. Tickets are £8 for Spring Awakening (£5 concessions) and just £3 for the dance show. 

On site campus parking is available via Cauldwell Street entrance.

For more information on our Arts courses go to www.bedford.ac.uk/our-courses/subjects/performing-arts