The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow
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,