NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
In the play, Blue Baker wants to write a story. After the death of his dad and to escape the unwanted attention of Hopper, the neighbourhood bully, Blue imagines a ‘truely wild’ character – full of anger, adventure and thoughts of revenge. Life is dark and complicated and so is Blue’s story. Helped by his friend Elaine, his mum and baby sister Jess, he tries to discover where life starts and the story ends.
In collaboration with designer, Alison Ashton, NOVAK produced a selection of animated video segments that brought to life the writing and visions of the lead character, Blue. These projections were woven into the elaborately designed stage set, providing a visually stunning representation of the characters mind.
A behind the scenes: The making Of the Savage video is available here.
The play received outstanding reviews from:
Written by David Almond
Directed by Max Roberts
Associate Director Jamie Jackson
Designed by Alison Ashton
Original music by Beth Brennan
Choreography by Lee Proud
Audio Visuals by NOVAK