Hope Mill Theatre Manchester
Directed by Luke Shepherd
Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves
Written by Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik
Design by Gabriella Slade
Musical Direction by Gareth Bretherton
Lighting Design by Nic Farman
Sound Design by Leigh Davies
Premiered at the Hope Mill Theatre on the 3rd of April 2018.
Perhaps the defining musical of the last decade, Spring Awakening combines an electrifying rock score and genre-defying writing to tell the story of sexual and adolescent discovery. Silenced and dismissed in the firmly censored world of 19th century Germany, a group of teenagers are forced to discover the truth behind their feelings unaided. They find that through each other they unlock a bold and brave new world – with both beautiful and tragic consequences.
Tom was nominated for the Broadway World Choreography Award in 2018 for his work on Spring Awakening.
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Reviews Hub The Stage West End Wilma
'Tom Jackson Greaves, who excels as Choreographer on this show with his knack for combining a show-specific movement vocabulary and full-throttle high energy dance sequences, turning potentially bland pop-rock songs into narrative journeys.'
West End Wilma
'Tom Jackson Greaves’ choreography is slick and innovative, performed to precise perfection by the sensational ensemble...'
Manchester Evening News
'...matched by Tom Jackson Greaves' irrepressible choreography, as if these young bodies are about to burst out of their seams'
'...aided by Tom Jackson Greaves’ well-constructed choreography that enhances the storytelling'
'The staging and choreography fit the piece fantastically, and choreographer Tom Jackson Greaves has managed to accurately represent the anarchic and rebellious tone...'
'In collaboration with Sheppard's direction, it is in Tom Jackson Greaves' choreography where intelligent creative movement understanding takes place and becomes a lesson in narrational exposition which any choreographer & director combo should hope to achieve.'