'Having a child always changes a person, especially when your daughter's a crocodile.'
A dark comedy about Alan and Jane and their daughter Sarah.
BY JOE EYRE, DIRECTED BY MATT MALTBY
The Network Theatre, VAULT '17, 1-5 February
Alan: JOE EYRE, Jane: RHIANNON SOMMERS
Set and Lighting Design: CLANCY FLYNN, Sound Design: ÓDINN ÖRN HILMARSSON
Crocodile is a dark comedy about two new parents, Alan and Jane, and their daughter Sarah, who is a crocodile.
Bringing up a child is always scary, but Alan is determined to be the best father he can be. He just has to make sure that Sarah’s safe, has somewhere to swim, and, of course, that she has enough to eat.
Originally a monologue written and performed by Joe Eyre at Guildhall, the play was developed and directed by Matt Matlby at the first ever Pint-Sized, prior to performance at the Rose Playhouse. Joe gradually developed the story into an hour-long play for two actors, which was produced by Beth Eyre and Frankie Parham as Joyous Gard's debut production at VAULT '17, where it sold out its run of 5 performances, and won a Highly Commended Award.
'electrifying ... a highlight of the Festival'
'mesmerising to watch ... it works chillingly well'
'Eyre seems to have abundant imaginative powers and a relish for astonishing story-telling ... I hope we hear more from Mr Eyre very soon'