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Awakening by Daniel Lammin

10 May, 2017 - 21 May, 2017

fortyfivedownstairs and MUST

10 May – 21 May 2017
preview: Wednesday 10 May
opening night: Thursday 11 May
duration: 2 hours including interval
Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
ticket price: $25 – $35
03 9662 9966

PLEASE NOTE: This production includes material around depression, sexual assault, sexual themes and suicide.

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… confronting and angry and still so very beautiful. – Anne-Marie Peard, Sometimes Melbourne

‘AWAKENING is superb… one of the most affecting and compelling pieces of theatre I’ve seen all year.’ – Richard Watts, 3RRR/ArtsHub

Melchior, Moritz and Wendla are on the cusp of adulthood, pulled between innocence and responsibility. Physically blossoming and emotionally vulnerable, they have to find their own way when the adult world around them seems incapable of guiding them.

Returning after its acclaimed debut season at Trades Hall in 2016, Awakening is a new adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s masterpiece Spring Awakening, created by Green Room nominee Daniel Lammin (Master Class) in collaboration with students from Monash Uni Student Theatre. Built out of the DNA of the original, it both honours the legacy of Wedekind’s controversial play and questions current Australian attitudes towards the transition into adulthood. In the midst of our national crisis over teenage mental health and sexuality, and debate fuelled by ignorance and bigotry, Awakening brings this timeless classic crashing into the twenty-first century.

PLEASE NOTE: This production includes material around depression, sexual assault, sexual themes and suicide.

Nicola Dupree
Samantha Hafey-Bagg
Eamonn Johnson
James Malcher
Sam Porter
Imogen Walsh

Writer/Director – Daniel Lammin
Lighting Design – Shaun Haney
Set Design – Julia Kaddatz
Costume Design – Charmian Sim
Sound Design – Sam Porter

Ticket Prices:

Preview: $25,
Student Preview:
Concession: $30,
Student: $25
Student Group 8+: $20 (excludes opening night)
Group 8+: $30



Pensioners/MEAA members


Full time students only only. Student identification cards must be presented at the box office upon collection of tickets.


10 May, 2017
21 May, 2017
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