The Wild Boy Of Aveyron

by David Holmon

1980

Age Advice: 9 - 13

The Wild Boy of Aveyron is a play written by David Holman for Theatre Centre in 1980. The play toured to schools for audiences aged 9 to 13.

This story takes place after the French Revolution and is about scientists developing a language for ‘the deaf and dumb’. They find the Wild Boy of Aveyron, who grew up with Wolves and take him to their institute to teach him to speak and act like a human.

“If I can take a boy totally abandoned like you, who has never had a human companion, and teach you to speak…then I shall prove that there is no one in this world who cannot be taught.”

Characters

Itard
Guerin
Marianne
Monique
Countess
Voice
Boy
Victor

Creative Team

Writer: David Holmon

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A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

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