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The Turk by Michael Sabbaton

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19th September 2018 to
29th September

Harrogate Studio Theatre

A one man stage play by Michael Sabbaton.

A chilling tale of mystery, sentience and loss inspired by an 19th century ‘thinking machine’.

  1. 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 mechanical human 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.

There will be a post show Q & A session on Wednesday 26th September.

Supported by The Arts Council of England and Co-Produced with Harrogate Theatre

For more details please visit:

Twitter @Cthulhu_Play

Reviews of past work

‘'Sabbaton has the audience hanging on every word'’ What’s On Live (Polaris)

‘'Sabbaton’s characters insidiously creep into our psyche'’ The Aftershow Review (The Statement of Randolph Carter)

‘'Sabbaton proves himself a master at invoking the audience'’s imagination’ Brutal as Hell (The Temple)

‘'Movingly poetic and quietly terrifying…A chilling, mesmerising adaptation'’ - Three Weeks (The Call of Cthulhu)

Ticket Prices and Information

19th to 22nd September
Full Price £10.00
Concessions £8.00
24th to 29th September
Full Price £12.00
Concessiosn £10.00

This an unreserved event. 

Some strong language

Running time: 2 hours and 10 mins including interval

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Venue Information

Harrogate Studio Theatre
Box office
01423 502116
Oxford Street,
Show Dates and times

Book tickets online now or call our box office on 01423 502 116

Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Thursday, 20 September 2018
Friday, 21 September 2018
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Saturday, 22 September 2018
Monday, 24 September 2018
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Thursday, 27 September 2018
Friday, 28 September 2018
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Saturday, 29 September 2018