By Tom Basden
Directed by Ned Bennett
Co-Produced by Manchester International Festival and The Invisible Dot Ltd
Based on a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky
…I’m not angry with you, Zack, I’m angry in general. I’m an artist, that’s my job…
Having failed to achieve the recognition that he craves and, in his opinion, deserves, self-important actor Ivan discovers that his stock is about to rise dramatically when an afternoon at the zoo with his friend Zack ends with Ivan being swallowed whole by a Crocodile.
A ferociously funny, eye-poppingly theatrical new play about art, animals and what happens when you try to take on the system from within (a Crocodile).
Writer / comedian Tom Basden’s previous collaborations with The Invisible Dot include Party (Fringe First Winner 2009) and Holes ("sharply observed…very funny" Sunday Times 2014). Ned Bennett’s previous work includes YEN (Royal Exchange Theatre) and Pomona (Orange Tree Theatre 2015) for which he won the Off West End Award for Best Director.
Simon Bird, Zack
Marek Larwood, Mr Popov
Ciarán Owens, Ivan
Emma Sidi, Anya
Also by The Invisible Dot Ltd
Adam Buxton & Friends
The Invisible Dot Cabaret
14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Running time: 90 mins (no interval)
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Commissioned by Manchester International Festival.
Produced by Manchester International Festival and The Invisible Dot Ltd.