The Turk 1838. Interior. Ships Cabin. 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... The Turk is a brand new one-man-show from Writer and Actor Michael Sabbaton, based on the true story of The Mechanical Turk - the famous 18th century, chess playing automaton that wowed audiences and influenced great thinkers all around the world for over eighty years... Supported by The Arts Council of England and Co-Produced with Harrogate Theatre. Contains some strong language. Dates and Times Thursday 24 January, 7.45pm Tickets £11 (£9 under 26) > Previous Work Reviews '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 Michael Sabbaton As an actor and voice over artist, Michael has worked in a diverse range of performance fields from physical theatre to classical Shakespeare, straight drama and site specific performance.