Photos have been released showing the cast of Spring Awakening in rehearsals for the show ahead of its opening at the Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.

The show's cast includes Darragh Cowley as Melchior and Nikita Johal as Wendla, and the piece is directed by Luke Sheppard, who directed In The Heights.

Winner of eight Tony Awards and four Olivier Awards, Spring Awakening follows a group of teenagers in late 19th century Germany, coming to terms with their own sexuality. It is based on Frank Wedekind's 1891 play of the same name and has book and lyrics by Steven Sater and music by Duncan Sheik.

Spring Awakening runs at the Hope Mill Theatre from 29 March to 3 May.