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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!

The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak will be showing as a work-in-progress extract at Bristol Ferment on 19 July at 6:30. Click here for further details and tickets.

The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak is supported by Arts Council England and Theatre Bristol.

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