Live Performance

19:00-20:50, Thursday 29th July 2021

The Cockpit

 

There will also be an interactive broadcast of this show at 19:30-21:30, Sunday 1st August 2021. A recording of that broadcast will be available for 28 days.

 

Music and Words: Darren Berry

 

Full Price: £15; If you can’t afford it: £5.

 

 

A comic opera set in 18th century Paris and a tropical jungle. One’s a fetid swamp, and the other has a lot of crocodiles.

 

The Marquis De Sade has lost his libido and must find it or lose his head to the chopping block of Marie Antoinette. His quest takes him to a mythical world to petition its Crocodile God of fertility, who is having libido-related problems of his own…

 

By utilising opera, gospel, puppetry, elixirs, profanity, irreverence and high art with low morals and swashbuckling sword fights, creator Darren Berry weaves an elaborate, engaging, cautionary tale.

 

The live performance will include a 30 minute interval.

 

The interactive broadcast will include a Q&A with the creative team, followed by a stage combat workshop.

 

Age range: 13 upwards

Content Advisory: Strong language and sexual themes throughout, strobe lighting

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by Reptilian Productions

 

Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.

 

www.facebook.com/thecrocodileofoldkangpow

 

 

If you would like to help Tête à Tête and the artists creating this show, take a look at this.

 

Music and Words: Darren Berry

Director: Eleanor Burke

The Pure Ones, Acolytes of O’fela: Zoe Devlin

Momolow, the High Priestess of O’fela: Susan Harriott

O’Fela, the Crocodile God: Oscar Dom Vitello Castellino

Marquis de Sade: Phil Wilcox

Virgin Sacrifice, Justine & Marie Antoinette: Caroline Kennedy

The Wizard Mystah Byegee: Jackson Scott

Pianist: Eddie Giffney

Narrator: Darren Berry

Puppet Maker: Seb Mayer

Headdresses and Wigs: Natasha Lawes

 

On the same day:

Music and Words: Darren Berry

Director: Eleanor Burke

The Pure Ones, Acolytes of O’fela: Zoe Devlin

Momolow, the High Priestess of O’fela: Susan Harriott

O’Fela, the Crocodile God: Oscar Dom Vitello Castellino

Marquis de Sade: Phil Wilcox

Virgin Sacrifice, Justine & Marie Antoinette: Caroline Kennedy

The Wizard Mystah Byegee: Jackson Scott

Pianist: Eddie Giffney

Narrator: Darren Berry

Puppet Maker: Seb Mayer

Headdresses and Wigs: Natasha Lawes