Michael Sabbaton presents
The Turk by Michael Sabbaton
Thu 31 Jan, 7:30pm at Copper Auditorium
Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions)
A cabin aboard ‘The Otis’. Night.
Surrounded by well-travelled packing crates and empty wine bottles, a drunken and dying Johann Nepomuk Maelzel revisits scenes from his life, losses and adventures with the amazing, chess playing automaton known as, The Turk.
Fuelled with alcohol and yellow fevered madness, Maelzel and The Turk explore the sacrifice of the showman, the promise of the engineer and the passion of the dreamer against a philosophical backdrop of life, love, cognition and existence.
A compelling dark drama with humour, music and song too!
Supported by The Arts Council of England and Co-Produced with Harrogate Theatre
Contains some strong language
Press Quotes on Previous Sabbaton Shows:
‘Sabbaton becomes Lovecraft’s expressive vessel whilst adding his own performed insanity’
New Welsh Review
‘A master class in tension…his characterisation is impeccable’ – Harrogate Theatre Young Reviewers
‘Sabbaton has the audience hanging on every word’ – What’s On Live
‘Sabbaton proves himself a master at invoking the audience’s imagination’ – Brutal as Hell
‘Sabbaton conveys the staggering ambition of the original text with an added degree of psychological depth’ – What’s on Stage
‘Sabbaton’s intense performance brings out the claustrophobic sense of being trapped in the enclosed space of the submarine’ – What’s on Stage
‘Sabbaton presents the Captain’s demise and horror so that we feel his choking isolation’ – The Public Reviews
‘(An) impressive and emotive performance…his timing was impeccable’ – The Culture Vulture
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