We are currently developing a puppet opera, The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak, for a work in progress showing at Bristol Ferment in July. We wanted to keep a slightly more organised and permenant record of our R&D/devising process than the usual tweets, so here it is.
This is the stage we’re at as we begin blogging:
We have begun work on the libretto and score with composter/pianist Tom Poster:
We have worked in collaboration with writer Hattie Naylor to produce a map/outline of the story:
We have held auditions and cast an additional puppeteer:
We have started work building the many puppets necessary to tell the first part of the story:
More as it happens!
—Arts Council England and Theatre Bristol.