I’ve personally seen 74 productions this year including some repeat visits, so how do I then pick just ten shows for a top 10?
Claudio Macor’s Savage is a brave play examining yet another facet of the depravity that was Hitler’s regime, where along with other minorities in Nazi occupied Europe, homosexuals were rounded up and sent to the concentration camps.
Most theatregoers will have only learned about Carl Peter Værnet from watching Claudio Macor’s new play Savage, now running upstairs at the Arts Theatre. But the Nazi doctor from Denmark has played a large role in the life of LGBTI activist Peter Tatchell for decades.
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.
Denmark in the mid-1930s was a great place to be if you were gay. Homosexuality was legalized in 1933 and a thriving club scene allowed gay men to meet and socialize publicly. But as the dark cloud of National Socialism swept Europe, safety became more precarious. Dr Carl Vaernet was one of their threats.
Even as I type the above, it strikes me that this cannot possibly be a true story? Could someone be so misguided and barbaric, that this could have really happened or has it just been created as a fictional piece of work by writer and director Claudio Macor?
The creators behind new drama and love story SAVAGE, which uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived “cure” for homosexuality, are proud to announce the cast for the West End premiere production at the Arts Theatre. Plus, post-show Q&A with gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, hosted by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock.