20:30-21:15, Sunday 11th September 2022

The Cockpit


Music and Words: Darren Berry


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.


Age range: 13 upwards

Content Advisory: Strong language and sexual themes throughout, strobe lighting. To see content advisories for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 shows, click here.


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.



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