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The Savage

Full-Length Play, Drama

David Almond

  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Fantasy, Adventure, Adaptations (Literature)
  • Audience
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    Appropriate for all audiences
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"There was a wild kid living in Burgess Woods. He had no famly and he had no pals and he didn’t know where he come from and he couldn’t talk. His wepons wer old kitchen nives and forks and an ax. He was savage. He was truly wild."

Blue Bake’s at home with his mum and his little sister, Jess. He’s writing a story. Not all that stuff about wizards and happy ever after – a real story about blood and guts and trouble, because that’s what life’s really like. At least it is for Blue, since his Dad died, and Hopper the bully started knocking him about. But Blue’s story takes on a life of its own, weird and dangerous and wild. The savage that he creates on the page and in his dreams comes to life in the real world, and seems set on bringing chaos and revenge. Can Blue keep his creation under control? Can the savage even bring Blue and his family a kind of peace?

David Almond’s own adaptation of his acclaimed graphic novel created with Dave McKean and published in translation around the world.
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