The Crocodile

Written by
Tom Basden
(after Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Directed by
Joe Warwick

The Carne Studio Theatre

Wednesday 17 August at 8:45pm
Thursday 18 August at 3:45pm
Thursday 18 August at 7pm

The running time is 1 hour 15 minutes.

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About the show

Ivan is a struggling actor who hasn't yet achieved the recognition he feels he deserves. But all that is about to change when, one afternoon at the zoo with his friend Zack, he is swallowed whole by a crocodile.

About the director, Joe Warwick

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Joe is originally from East Yorkshire and is a student on the MA Directing course at LAMDA. Initially, he trained as an actor at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and worked professionally. In 2021 he founded Live Room Productions, a company focusing on bringing exciting new writing to the stage. He is currently developing Live Room’s latest project, Drunken Baker, which will premiere at theatres across the North of England in 2023.

Find out more about Live Room Productions.

Tom Basden is an English actor, comedy writer, and a member of the British four-man sketch group Cowards. He has written and performed extensively for comedy shows on the BBC and Channel 4 and often collaborates in two-man shows with fellow Cowards member Tim Key.

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General booking is now open.

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Industry priority booking is now open. Secure your complimentary seat by emailing the Box Office​​​ on [email protected]

Pricing and concessions 

Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, schools, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office. We offer a complimentary ticket for carers, to book please call the box office on 020 8834 0500. If you belong to our Pathways Programme or work with any of our Pathways Partners you are entitled to complimentary tickets. Please contact the box office to book.


If you have any additional requirements, you would like us to be aware of, please contact box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Booking your tickets 

Book your tickets online or by calling our box office on 020 8834 0500. 

Industry booking 

If you're a member of the industry, please email [email protected] to book your tickets. 

Ticket collection for in-person tickets

There is no need to collect tickets. You will be ticked off an attendance list on arrival. 


Unfortunately, all tickets are non-refundable.

Creative Team

* LAMDA staff member or visiting artist

Joe Warwick

Composer / Musical Director
Luke Byrne*

Ania Levy*

Lighting Designer
Murong Li

Sound Designer
Callum Watson

Movement Director
Adi Gortler*


Mr Popov / Zlobin / Sasha Ivkin / Andrew Frampton / Mr Poborsky / Dimitri / Waiter / Protester / Baron Boris Bogolepov / Tsar Alexander II
Joe Boylan

Yasmine Meaden

Shaun Mendum 

John Rice 

Production Team

Stage Manager
George Mcgukin*