Jimmy Savile`s half-century of sex abuse to be made into musical

Last Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 17:41

London: Jimmy Savile`s history of sex abuses against children is to be made into a musical by a British scriptwriter.

Punch and Judy will tell the "dark, irreverent tale" of how the "cheekiest chappy in the land" turned into a sex-hungry monster, the Daily Star reported.

The musical will use song and comedy to look at how the late television presenter managed to rape and abuse vulnerable children.

However, the play, which is to be shown at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, has been blasted by the victims as "tasteless and attention seeking".

Creator Nick Awde, 51, told the publication that he was ready for a backlash over the two-actor performance.

He said the he feels that it`s his responsibility to make sure what Savile did is not swept under the carpet.

"Like Savile, Punch was a national treasure but he was also pretty creepy, a wife-beater and child-killer. I`m quite prepared for a backlash but I have an answer for everything," he said.


First Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 17:41

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