The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow - Acts 1 and 2

The Marquis De Sade Goes On A Quest

29 Jul to 29 Aug

Full Price: £15 | Affordable: £5 | Online: £1 plus optional donation
 
Produced and presented by Reptilian Productions


Music and Words: Darren Berry

On Stage - Live Performance: 7:00pm - 8:50pm, 29 July, £15/£5

Live Online - Interactive Broadcast: 7:30pm - 9:30pm, 1 August, £1

On Demand - Interactive Broadcast Recording: 1 August - 29 August, £1

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 includes 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.


We ask our audiences to stay home if there is any risk of infection, and to stick to 2 metre social distancing at all times. 

 

We continue to:

  • Reduce the number of people using spaces in the building
  • Maintain COVID safe cleaning regimes   
  • Make available bottles of hand sanitiser and wipes throughout the building
  • Open all the doors and windows to aid air-flow and fill the place with potted plants that cheer us all up (and calm us all down).

For this show we are keeping managed social distancing in place. 

We also request that everyone wear a mask when moving around the building, wash their hands often and practice self-distancing. Our companies and audiences will include Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people. We want everyone to feel and be safe.

  • You will be asked to queue outside in your bubbles, so wear weather-relevant clothes and let us know if you or anyone you know has a mobility or standing difficulty by emailing the Box Office.   
  • We will check you in on arrival. You may be asked for ID so please have some handy. 
  • We will show you straight into the auditorium - unless you need to use the facilities - where you will be seated in your bubbles
  • There will be one way systems in place.  Our gorgeous stewards will guide you and show you how to leave should you need to.
  •  In the auditorium, another gorgeous steward will check our seating plan and show you to your seat(s). Like in a restaurant. 

 

We will be running a normal bar service with extra tables for your drinking comfort.

 

For more information on how things work, have a look at our dedicated Covid:19 page.