Saved by Edward Bond
The Crescent Theatre
Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE.
£10 over 60s, under 16s
Directed by Danièle Sanderson
Amid cultural poverty and unemployment, youths search for meaning. Securing an infamous reputation, Edward Bond’s Saved shocked audiences with its uncompromising scenes of frustration and violence. But beyond the notoriety lies a powerful drama of disaffected youth, and a provocative work still relevant today.
When Len romances Pam, their relationship soon sours, leaving him dejected as she takes up with undependable Fred. With callous neglect, their baby falls victim to senseless brutality. Rejecting responsibility, the perpetrators reveal their detachment from humanity.
Though depicting a broken society, Bond saw optimism in the perseverance of family. He compels us to confront the darkest impulses of a generation abandoned by the social order.
Hailed as "the greatest living English playwright" (Independent), Bond’s landmark drama still resonates with its forceful vision.
Experience one of the most controversial works in modern theatre.
Adult themes, foul language, violence and sexual content.
An amateur production by kind permission of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.
This performance lasts approximately 2 hours 25 minutes with an interval.