20:15-20:55, Saturday 12th September 2020
Music and Words: Darren Berry
The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow is a comic opera set against the backdrop of fetid 18th Century Paris.
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.
By utilising opera, gospel, puppetry, elixirs, profanity, irreverence and high art with low morals, creator Darren Berry weaves an elaborate, engaging, cautionary tale.
The ‘Covid’ Croc’ will differ from a regular performance as it intermingles live singing and acting alongside pre-recorded film of the show and will be using only 2 singers and a mute artist playing multiple roles to tell the story.
The initial broadcast included the Croc team offering a gospel singing workshop as part of the stream.
Age range: 13 upwards
Content Warning: Strong language and sexual themes throughout.
Produced by Reptilian Productions
Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.
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On the same day:
- Folk Tales (Interactive Broadcast), 17:00-18:00
- Paradise Lost (Live Performance), 18:00-19:00
- The Manna Threshold (Interactive Broadcast), 19:15-20:15
words&music: Darren Berry, Director Christain Holder, Live singers : Soprano Caroline Kennedy & Baritone Phil Wilcox, Pre -recorded Singers : Helen Kari Kari , Emily Raiher, Jackson Scott, James Lawrence, Susan Harriot
Words & Music: Darren Berry
Director: Christian Holder
Soprano: Caroline Kennedy
Baritone: Phil Wilcox
Pre-recorded Singers: Helen Kari Kari , Emily Raiher, Jackson Scott, James Lawrence, Susan Harriot