A spectacular family friendly play with music, dance and stunning visuals effects
Thursday 30 June – Saturday 23 July
The Savage – World Premiere
Carnegie Medal-winning author David Almond adapts his critically acclaimed short story The Savage for the stage.
“What you writing Blue?”
Following the death of his dad and to escape the unwanted attentions of the neighbourhood bully Hopper, Blue throws himself into writing. In his imagination, he conjures up a “truely wild” character – one full of anger and thoughts of revenge. Helped by his friend Elaine, his mum and baby sister Jess, his creation takes on a life of its own, blurring the line between fact and fiction…
The Savage is a spectacular family friendly play with specially commissioned music and dance along with stunning visual effects that will create a magical and engaging theatrical experience appealing to all ages. It is an uplifting contemporary fable about creation and renewal, wildness and civilisation showing the importance of creativity in making us whole.
It stars an exciting young cast, all originally from the North East. Dean Bone, a regular at Live Theatre (Rendezvous, Write Stuff and The Heights) plays Blue. Other cast members Adam Welsh (War Horse and Skellig – the opera), Dani Arlington (Soulboy) and Kate Okello make their debut appearances at Live Theatre.
Location: Main Theatre
Duration of The Savage: Approx. 1hr 50mins incl. interval
Suitability: Age 9 plus, Key Stages 2 – 4
Links to curriculum: English, Drama, PHSE & SMSC
Tickets: Students and young people £6
Telling Tales Workshop
We only have a few sessions still available on in this free practical workshop, exploring storytelling through words and drama inspired by themes in The Savage is available for school classes and groups to accompany their visit to the play.
Duration: Approx. 3hrs 15mins. Telling Tales workshop is approx. 90 mins. The Savage 1hr 45mins incl. interval. Time for a lunch break has been allocated.
Times: Tues 19 July Telling Tales 11am The Savage 1.30pm (Captioned)
Thurs 21 July The Savage 10.30am Telling Tales 1pm (Relaxed)
Tickets: Workshop free, limited availability, must be pre-booked alongside tickets for The Savage. Student tickets for these performances are £6. Accompanying teachers go free.
SPECIAL £10 TICKET OFFER FOR TEACHERS
Thinking of coming to see The Savage without your class? Teachers and educators can take advantage of a special £10 ticket offer for any of the performances up to and including Sunday 10 July. Just contact our box office quoting the code SCHOOLOFFER to book your discounted ticket.
Only one £10 ticket per teacher. Any additional tickets required can be booked at full price.
For school and teacher bookings please contact our Box Office on (0191) 232 1232.