The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare The Freak

Presented by Wattle & Daub Figure Theatre (Bristol)


8:00 pm Wed 2 September - Thu 3 September

Tobacco Factory Theatres (Factory Theatre)

£14 / £10 conc


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 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.

Post Show Discussion Wednesday 2 September with the creative team and collaborators, including pathologist Alan Bates


Running Time 90 mins plus interval

Ages 12+


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