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Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile sneaks into Regent's Park in 2024 25

For my lunch today I would like… a nice juicy little child!

The ENORMOUS crocodile is weaving his way through the jungle in search of delicious little fingers and squidgy podgy knees. Only the other jungle creatures can foil his secret plans and clever tricks, but they’re going to have to find a large amount of courage to stop this greedy brute.

We are delighted to announce that our co-production with Roald Dahl Story Company and Leeds Playhouse, The Enormous Crocodile, will be playing at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in the summer of 2024.

Based on Roald Dahl’s picture book The Enormous Crocodile, this new musical for young audiences about a large, hungry crocodile searching for a child to devour is brought to life with a playful score by composer Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab (who performs under the band name Sinkane) and a rib-tickling book and lyrics by Suhayla El-Bushra (Arabian Nights, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh; The Long Song, Chichester Festival Theatre and Channel 4’s Ackley Bridge), and additional music and lyrics from Tom Brady (The Butterfly Lion, Chichester Festival Theatre; Musical Supervisor & Arranger for Guys & Dolls, Bridge Theatre).

Directed by Emily Lim (Brainstorm for Company Three / National Theatre; Pericles, National Theatre), the production will feature a menagerie of mischievous puppets by one of the UK’s leading puppetry directors and designers Toby Olié, (Spirited Away, Imperial Theatre Tokyo; Pinocchio, NT; 101 Dalmatians, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) who also co-directs. Set and costume design is by Fly Davis (I Want My Hat Back, National Theatre; Ocean At The End of The Lane, National Theatre and West End).

“Watch out, there’s going to be a very big and extremely hungry crocodile on the loose in Regent’s Park next summer. Come and help us catch him before it’s too late! We’re thrilled to be working with our brilliant partners to share this story on stage.” - Timothy Sheader, Artistic Director of Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

The production will run from the 2 December to the 6 January 2024 at Leeds Playhouse playing in the Courtyard Theatre before heading over to us at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in summer 2024.

Further details and on sale information will be released later in the year.

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