• Director(s)

    Rupert Goold

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    01/11/2023

  • Genre(s)

    Musical

  • Approx. running minutes

    136m

Film

Almeida On Screen: Spring Awakening

child sex abuse references, domestic abuse, strong sex, suicide, language

A group of teenage students navigate their sexuality within a highly moralistic and repressed society in this live recording of the Almeida Theatre musical production, which deals with themes including abuse and suicide.

A group of teenage students navigate their sexuality within a highly moralistic and repressed society in this live recording of the Almeida Theatre musical production, which deals with themes including abuse and suicide.

Content Advice(May contain spoilers)

violence

language

sex

drugs

sexual violence and sexual threat

suicide

theme

threat and horror

  • Director(s)

    Rupert Goold

  • Production Year

    2023

  • Release date

    01/11/2023

  • Genre(s)

    Musical

  • Approx. running minutes

    136m

child sex abuse references, domestic abuse, strong sex, suicide, language
Classified Date:
26/10/2023
Version:
2D
Use:
Cinema
Distributor:
Almeida Theatre Company Ltd
violence
Verbal and visual references are made to domestic abuse, including sight of welts on a teenage girl's arm. A woman forces her teenage daughter to have an abortion. There is a scene of corporal punishment in which a domineering teacher pokes a student in his torso using a switch.
language
Occasional strong language ('f**k') occurs, as well as moderate bad language ('bitch', 'slut'), use of the middle finger gesture and milder terms such as 'shit', 'bugger', 'ass', 'God' and 'Christ'.
sex
There are scenes of implied masturbation, including one in which a group of teenage boys begin playing a game with their backs towards the audience. A teenage girl has sex with her love interest, with brief thrusting detail. There are also euphemistic moderate sex references and a crude chalk drawing of breasts on a surface.
drugs
A pair of characters are shown sharing a cannabis joint.
sexual violence and sexual threat
A song features upsetting references to child sex abuse. A female character reveals she once woke up to discover a man holding a gun to her breast.
suicide
A character takes their own life in a stylised depiction. There is focus on the grief and suffering of the character's loved ones in the aftermath. In another scene, a teenage boy experiences suicide ideation; however, other characters intervene to convince him to live.
theme
It is implied that a pregnant character dies after being taken to a back-alley abortion clinic. Characters are shown grieving at the funeral of a loved one.
  • Classified date

    26/10/2023

  • Language

    English