monkey & crocodile
By Poppy Burton-Morgan
uk tourjun 22 – jul 21 2013 & nov 1 2013
Enter the playground forest, and share an apple with friendly Monkey and her new best mate Crocodile. But all is not what it seems and clever Monkey must keep her wits about her if she is to escape the clutches of Crocodile’s mean Mother.
Metta Theatre bring this old Indian fable of friendship and betrayal magically to life in local playgrounds. Fun for all the family this charming show features aerial circus, acrobatics, juggling, skateboarding, live music and over one hundred apples!
Suitable for ages 3+
Winner of a Circus Space LAB:time award. Supported by PRS for Music Foundation, Arts Council England, Royal Victoria Hall Foundation, Feast, English Touring Theatre & Theatre Rites.
Director | Poppy Burton-Morgan
Composer | Jessica Dannheisser
Aerial Choreograhper | Layla Rosa
Costume Designer | Kate Lane
Photography (July R&D) | Jane Hobson
Photography (January R&D) | Catriona Gray
Monkey | Rosie Rowlands
Crocodile | Phillip Whiteman
Crocodile’s Mother | Shirley Darroch
Monkey/Crocodile’s Mother (July R&D) | Rosie Rowlands
Crocodile (July R&D) | Phillip Whiteman
Monkey/Crocodile’s Wife ( January R&D) | Lucie Lepoivre
Crocodile (January R&D) | Zoot Lynam
‘utterly irresistible …an enchanting mix of music, circus skills, story-telling and apples…brilliant physicality…genuinely touching. You’d have to be a right old grumpy crocodile not to leave with a smile on your face.’
★★★★ Stewart Pringle in Exeunt
Audience Feedback from a work-in-progress showing at Riverside Studios January 18th 2012
‘Charming, inventive and brave.’ Sue Buckmaster, Artistic Director of Theatre-Rites.
‘Lovely story, very interestingly told.’
‘Sweet and funny. I loved how active it was.’
‘It had a lovely feel to it – friendly, fun, charming.’
‘It was really awesome. I loved the use of the circus in making the monkey and creating the crocodile in different ways, and I thought the tone was accessible and fun and warm… really fun for kids. How awesome!’
‘Bold, charming, formally innovative, totally unique. Love to see it finished.’