The Enormous Crocodile

'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. 

This new musical version of Roald Dahl’s picture book has tasty tunes by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab and has a rib-tickling book and lyrics by Suhayla El-Bushra, and additional music and lyrics by Tom Brady. Developed and Directed by Emily Lim, it features a menagerie of mischievous puppets by co-director and puppetry designer Toby Olié, with set and costume design by Fly Davis. The jungle awaits the bravest of children!

The Enormous Crocodile musical was developed by Emily Lim, Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab, Suhayla El-Bushra, Tom Brady and Roald Dahl Story Company.

A Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, Roald Dahl Story Company and Leeds Playhouse production.

Click here to download our free Education Pack for schools and nurseries. 

The winners for the Enormous Crocodile Family Trail will be announced soon!

Images of the original cast from the run at Leeds Playhouse by Manuel Harlan.

The Enormous Crocodile Promotion with London Zoo

Guidance for Parents and Teachers

17 May - 08 June 2024


Main Auditorium

Assisted performances

BSL - Wednesday 5th June, 10:15am

Audio Described with Touch Tour - Friday 7th June, 1:45pm


"A snapping good time"

London Theatre Reviews

"A MUST-SEE summer show, with jungle fun for everyone."

Curtain Call Reviews

"Fun, vibrant and interactive"

Afridiziak Theatre News

"A croc of gold for younger audiences"

The Spy In The Stalls

"Rapturously recieved."

West End Best Friend



Phij Adams

Music Technology & Ableton Programmer

Daisy Beattie

Associate Puppet Designer and Puppet Supervisor

Tom Brady

Orchestrations, Arrangements and Music Supervisor

Fly Davis

Set & Costume Designer

Johnny Edwards

Associate Sound Designer

Suhayla El-Bushra

Book and Lyrics

Aundrea Fudge

Voice Director

Tom Gibbons

Sound Designer

Erika Gundeson

Cover Musical Director

Tash Holway

Associate Director

Vickie Igbokwe-Ozoagu


Avye Leventis

Associate Puppetry Director

Emily Lim


Toby Olié

Co-Director and Puppet designer

Màth Roberts

Musical Director

Bryony Jarvis Taylor CDG

Casting Director

Jessica Hung Han Yun

Lighting Designer


Joanna Adaran

Trunky the Elephant

Audrey Brisson

Roly-Poly Bird & Movement Captain

Laura Buhagiar

Off-stage swing

Malinda Parris

The Enormous Crocodile

Nuwan Hugh Perera

Humpy-Rumpy the Hippopotamus

Elise Zavou

Muggle-Wump the Monkey & Teacher