Savage at Above The Arts from 29 June


It has been announced that Savage, a new drama written and directed by Claudio Macor, will run at Above The Arts Theatre in central London from 29 June to 23 July 2016, with an official opening on 1 July.

The play uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived 'cure' for homosexuality. Cast includes Alexander Huetson, Gary Fannin and Nic Kyle.

Synopsis: "In the late 1930s, Danish doctor Carl Peter Værnet discovered what he believed to be “the cure for homosexuality”: injecting testosterone into the testicles of live human subjects without anaesthetic. Dr Værnet was given a prominent post at the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald, where he experimented on 17 inmates. After the liberation by Allied forces, Dr Værnet was arrested as a Nazi war criminal. However, the British major who interrogated him was intrigued by his “cure”, and the doctor was allowed to flee. He then escaped to South America, where he continued to experiment on thousands of live subjects, with the full knowledge of both the British and Danish authorities. He died in 1965. We meet two young men directly affected by Dr Værnet’s experiments – their glamorous, hedonistic life in 1930s Copenhagen as well as the tragic treatment of one of them by the Nazis."

Savage is produced by Andrea Leoncini for LWL Investments and Entertainment.

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