Darren Berry. 
The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow

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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.

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Writer/Composer: Darren Berry 
Director/Choreographer: Eleanor Burke 

Musical Director: Eddie Giffney

Puppeteer: Sebastian Mayer

Set/Costume Designer: Rosie Berry

Hair/Makeup: Natasha Lawes


The Marquis de Sade: Phil Wilcox

Justine/Marie Antoinette/Virgin Sacrifice: Caroline Kennedy

O’Fela, the Crocodile God: Oscar Castellino

The High Priestess Momolow: Susanne Harriott

The Wizard Mystah Byegee: Jackson Scott

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

Narrator: Darren Berry

The Messenger: Emily Raiher


7pm, 29th July 2021, Tête à Tête Opera Festival

The Cockpit, Gateforth St, London NW8 8EH


7.30pm, 3rd/4th/5th August 2021

The Playground Theatre, 8 Latimer Rd, London W10 6RQ,


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