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The Turk

  • Date

    Sat 16 Feb


    The Civic - Assembly Room


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1838. 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.

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

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

Recommended Age 14+

Tickets £12 | £10 conc | £8 child

Please note, tickets purchased seven days in advance can be posted to you, but may incur a small fee. Alternatively tickets can be collected from the Box Office during opening hours or prior to the event or performance.