"The history of this monster is as curious as his habits disgusting..."
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 Tom Poster, The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freaktells the extraordinary true story of one man’s quest to be human in a world that sees him as a monster.
Macabre, witty and oddly beautiful, with a score whose influences include Sondheim, Britten and Bernstein, The Depraved Appetite of Tarrarethe Freak is a unique and affecting show from one of the country’s most distinctive and talented young puppetry companies.
Supported by Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust, Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol Ferment at Bristol Old Vic, and Theatre Bristol. Short-listed for the 2013 Flourish new opera competition.
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