In Save the Human, we see a future where human beings, having destroyed their world with war and pollution, have become an inferior species. Now, animals are in charge. Becky Bear and her family even have a pet human, Norman. When Norman is captured by H.A.R.M., the Human Analysis and Research Ministry, Becky launches a campaign to ‘Save the Human’. She gathers more and more support from her fellow animals worldwide in her peaceful protest, but a few of her schoolfriends break away from the campaign and free all the humans being held in the H.A.R.M. labs for testing. As the humans seek revenge, Becky and her friends are left contemplating if humans and animals can ever live together successfully.
Save the Human is based on a story by Tony Husband and David Wood. It was first produced at the Cambridge Arts Theatre in 1990.