Puberty, fishnets and princes… just another day in Edinburgh

I should tell you straight away: I’m not a fan of musicals. However, there is something very alluring aboutSpring Awakening – something that moves far, far away from jazz hands, chihuahuas and black canes. Telling the tale of a group of adolescences struggling to gain knowledge of their sexualities and their worlds, the piece is a dark and appealing fable about growing up and knowledge. In Gordonstoun School’s Spring Awakening ★★★ these elements are brought out strikingly. As autumnal leaves coat the stage and the moody acting takes the piece along a few seasons, the inevitable deaths within the script are mournfully mapped out. Continue reading “Puberty, fishnets and princes… just another day in Edinburgh”

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