FEATURED SHOW: World premiere of Savage, ★★★★ reviews are in!

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Have you seen the myriad four-star reviews for our Featured Show, the world premiere of SAVAGE? Claudio Macor‘s new drama and love story, which uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived “cure” for homosexuality, continues at the West End’s Arts Theatre until 23 July 2016. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes are gathered below…

In the late 1930s, Danish doctor Carl Peter Værnet discovered what he believed to be “the cure for homosexuality”, and was given a prominent post at the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald. After the liberation by Allied forces, Dr Værnet was allowed to flee to South America, where he continued to experiment on thousands of live subjects, with the full knowledge of both the British and Danish authorities.

SAVAGE uncovers the story of Dr Værnet and present it alongside a love story exploring how Dr Værnet’s “cure” might have affected the homosexual men experimented on Gary Fannin stars as Dr Værnet, with Alexander Huetson and Nic Kyle as young lovers Nikolai and Zack.

Værnet remains largely unwritten about and unresearched, apart from a ground-breaking piece by gay rights activist and Guardian journalist Peter Tatchell in 2015, who will be taking part in a post-show Q&A, hosted by My Theatre Mates co-founder Terri Paddock, on Wednesday 6 July 2016.


Reviews

<div><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;">★★★★ - GAY TIMES</span></span></div>
★★★★ – GAY TIMES
Richard Unwin:
“A harrowing piece brought vividly to life by an exceptionally talented cast”
<div><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;">★★★★ - PLAYS TO SEE</span></span></div>
★★★★ – PLAYS TO SEE
Richard Voyce:
“A story which deserves to be told, and a play which deserves to be seen”
<div><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;"><strong>★★★★ - &nbsp;MY THEATRE MATES &gt; CARN&apos;S THEATRE PASSION</strong></span></span></div>
★★★★ –  MY THEATRE MATES > CARN’S THEATRE PASSION
Caroline Hanks-Farmer: “Outstandingly acted – a disturbing, vital piece which gives an unheard, abhorrent story a voice”
<div><span style="font-size: 21px;"><strong><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;">★★★★ - &nbsp;THEATRE REVIEWS DESIGN</span></strong></span><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;"><strong><br></strong></span></span></div>
★★★★ –  THEATRE REVIEWS DESIGN
Richard Lambert:
“The costumes are lavish, period and truly remarkable. The show design just brilliant!”
<div><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;"><strong>★★★★ - &nbsp;SPY IN THE STALLS</strong></span></span></div>
★★★★ –  SPY IN THE STALLS
“Excellently cast with compelling performances”
<div><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;"><strong>THE BEAST&apos;S PEN</strong></span><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></span></div>
THE BEAST’S PEN 
Stephen Bates:
“A cocktail that is irresistible and intoxicating – you cannot resist being swept away by it”
<div><strong><span style="font-size: 21px;"><span style="font-family: Impact,Charcoal,sans-serif;">FAIRY POWERED</span></span></strong></div>
FAIRY POWERED
Claire Roderick:
“Macor’s script is full of glorious lines and heartfelt warnings about discrimination”
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