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 is expected to work hard. 

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

As a doctor, Priya is 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 Siva (Coconut), Crocodiles is a playful and intelligent exploration of who gets to make mistakes, and who cleans up the mess. 

Approx. running time: 80mins, no interval.

Show warnings: This production includes bright lights, loud sounds and haze. 

Preview performance: Wednesday 24 May, 7.30pm

Opening Night performance: Thursday 25 May, 7.30pm

Post-show talk: Wednesday 31 May, 7.30pm 

Auslan interpreted performance: Thursday 1 June, 7.30pm

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Creative Team:

Written by: Vidya Rajan 
Performers: Rachel Kamath, Shamita Siva, Marta Kaczmarek, Tom Dent and Emily Tomlins 
Marcel Dorney 
Assistant Director:
Antoinette Tracy 
Production & Stage Manager:
Kaite Head 
Production Designer:
Rachel Nankin 
Saieesh Shanmugarajah 
Sound Engineering:
Chris Wenn  
Lighting Designer:
Kris Chainey
Language Consultant: Dilpreet Taggar
Movement Director: Devika Bilimoria
Produced by: Elbow Room

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

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 | $10 Blak Tix
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