Crocodiles by Vidya Rajan

A new black comedy by Vidya Rajan, produced by Elbow Room

Presented by Darebin Arts Speakeasy & Elbow Room

As a migrant, Sandhya expected to work hard. 

As an aged-care resident, Helen expected to be lonely. 

As a doctor, Priya expected to take responsibility. 

And as a nation, we expect them to stay out of sight. 

But now there’s been an unexpected death. And we want answers. Sandhya, on the other hand, has questions - questions we might not be ready for. 

Acclaimed playwright and screenwriter Vidya Rajan (In Search of Lost Scroll, Looking for Alibrandi) weaves a poignant, surreal story about those who exist outside the centre. Brought to the stage by award-winning Melbourne theatre company Elbow Room (Enlightenment, Prehistoric), and featuring Rachel Kamath (Shantaram) and Shamita Sivabalan (Coconut), Crocodiles is a playful and intelligent exploration of who gets to make mistakes, and who cleans up the mess. 

Approx. running time: 70mins, no interval.

Preview performance: 24 May, 7.30pm

Post-show talk: Wednesday 31 May, 7.30pm 

Auslan interpreted performance: Thursday 1 June, 7.30pm

For wheelchair and accessible bookings please contact: ticketing@darebin.vic.gov.au.

Creative Team:

Written by: Vidya Rajan
Performers: Rachel Kamath, Shamita Sivabalan, Marta Kaczmarek, Tom Dent and Emily Tomlins
Director: Marcel Dorney
Sound Designer/Composer: Joe Paradise Lui

Image by Darren Gill


This production received additional support from Creative Victoria.

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24 May 23 - 04 Jun 23
7:30 PM - 8:40 PM

Multi-date
Wed - Sat 7.30pm | Sun 5pm
Northcote Town Hall Arts Centre
189 High St, Northcote 3070
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$38 Full | $30 Conc. | $33 Darebin Resident | $20 Preview | $15 Blak Tix
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