The Crocodile

Written by
Tom Basden
(after Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Directed by
Joe Warwick

The Carne Studio Theatre

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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.

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.

Contains strong language. Please note, if you are in the front row of seats, you may be splashed.

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*

Production Manager
Tom McCreadie

Chief LX 
Jorge Clarkson

General Technician
Jacob Eckardt