Photos have been released from the British Theatre Academy’s production of Spring Awakening The Musical.

After two years in summer residence at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End, it was shown at Stockwell Playhouse from Thursday 16 – Sunday 19 August.

The rock musical features music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater, based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind.

It tells the growing pains of teenagers discovering their sexuality.

It will be directed by Dean Johnson (Godspell).

Spring Awakening is the third production currently running in London by The British Theatre Academy.

The British Theatre Academy was set up to give talented young people the opportunity to perform in top venues nationwide for free.

The unique performing arts programme has inspired and nurtured the talent of thousands of young performers over the past 30 years.

Over the past three years the company earned rave reviews for productions of Annie Jr, The Secret Garden, The Adventures of Pinocchio and 13 – The Musical in the West End.

In May, the BTA staged a scintillating concert performance of Broadway musical The Color Purple, starring Marisha Wallace (Effie in Dreamgirls) alongside membners of the BTA.

Producer Matthew Chandler of the British Theatre Academy said: “It is has been an incredible year for the BTA and to date all our productions and concerts have given 1,500 children the chance to perform on the West End stage.

“For our last summer season, more than 2,000 young people auditioned for The Adventures of Pinocchio and over 1,000 teenagers for 13 The Musical, and we had 3 teams perfoming 13 The Musical. The summer season is a fantastic opportunity for all the youngsters involved. The search for talented young people under 25 will begin in January when auditions will be held.”

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