Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Casting announced for world premiere of The Crocodile at the Manchester International Festival

Simon Bird, Ciaran Owens & Marek Larwood 
Casting has been announced for the world première of Tom Basden’s adaptation of The Crocodile which runs at the Manchester International Festival.

Simon Bird (Friday Night Dinner/The Inbetweeners) will play Zack, Marek Larwood (The Inbetweeners 2/Three Kinds of Stupid) will play Mr Popov and Ciarán Owens (Our Country’s Good/The Inbetweeners) will play Ivan.

Co-produced by Manchester International Festival and The Invisible Dot Ltd, The Crocodile will run at the Pavilion Theatre in Festival Square from 14th until 18th July. Written by Tom Basden and directed by Ned Bennett, The Crocodile is based on the short story of the same name by Fyodor Dostoevsky, which was published 150 years ago this year.

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…

Photo Credit 1: Ruth Crafer
Photo Credit 3: Claes Gellerbrink

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