The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak will run at the Tobacco Factory Theatres (Bristol) from 25th- 28th Jan, Wiltons Music Hall (London) from 30 Jan - 18th Feb and the North Wall (Oxford) from 8-9 Mar.
A Chamber Opera by Tom & Tobi Poster
Director // Sita Calvert-Ennals
Associate Director, Director of development process // Laura Purcell-Gates
Story in collaboration with Hattie Naylor
Produced by Strike A Light // Executive Producer, Sarah Blowers; Producer Ellie Harris
Production Design // Rebecca Wood
Lighting Design // Mark Parry
Puppet Design // Wattle & Daub with Emma Powell
Music Director // An-Ting Chang
Promo by Barney Witts
A monstrous chamber opera for puppets based on the true story of Tarrare the Freak, an 18th century French revolutionary spy with an insatiable appetite for live cats, amputated limbs and the occasional toddler. Tarrare’s grizzly story ends on the autopsy table - a defining moment in medical history.
Featuring over twenty puppets and a thrilling original score by internationally renowned pianist and composer Tom Poster, The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak tells the extraordinary true story of one man’s quest to be human in a world that sees him as a monster.
Shortlisted for the 2013 Flourish New Opera Competition.