Music and words – Tom & Tobi Poster
Puppet Director – Laura Purcell-Gates
Production design – Rebecca Wood
Story in collaboration with Hattie Naylor
Produced by Strike A Light
Lighting Design – Mark Parry
Puppet Design – Wattle & Daub with Emma Powell
Music Director – An-Ting Chang
Company – Wattle and Daub
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
After sell out productions at Bristol Festival of Puppetry and Suspense festival in Autumn 2015 – Tarrare toured nationally in 2017 including 3 weeks at Wiltons music hall and will tour internationally in 2020.
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Female arts magazine – **** – a witty, eccentric and beautifully realised production
A Younger theatre this creepy, heartbreaking chamber opera is a stunning feast for the eyes and ears.
The Standard – *** reminiscent of West End musicals but with a winningly sardonic streak.