The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak

Calvert-Ennals, S (2017) The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak. Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK, 25 - 28 January 2017.

Item Type: Performance
Creators: Calvert-Ennals, S
Abstract: The Depraved Appetite of Tarrare the Freak is a unique fusion of puppetry and contemporary chamber opera detailing the story of real-life 18th-century French medical anomaly Tarrare. Wattle & Daub collaborated with pathologist Dr Alan Bates, award-winning playwright Hattie Naylor, internationally-renowned pianist and composer Tom Poster, Bristol University's Medical Humanities programme, and an academic advisory panel. Through a darkly compelling yet riotously enjoyable show they explore the rise of the autopsy, and its influence on the medical model of the doctor-patient relationship, through the case study of a medical 'monster' and the doctor who treated him.
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Date: January 2017
Funders: The Wellcome Trust, Arts Council England, Tobacco Factory Theatres
Event Location: Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol, UK
Additional Locations: Wilton's Music Hall, London, 30 January - 18 February 2017, The North Wall, Oxford, 8 - 9 March 2017, Michael Tippet Centre, Bath Spa Live, Bath, 10 March 2017

Sita Calvert-Ennals was the director of the stage production.

Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 17:41
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:49
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