Winner of the inaugural Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award


World Premiere

  • By Lee Mattinson
  • 1 October 2014 - 18 October 2014
  • The Studio

In a sleepy seaside town, Cornelia Glass is busy spinning yarn.

Witches are burning in the town centre. Crocodiles lurk in the shallows. Boys who go to the big city are skinned alive by tramps.

Cornelia’s older son, Rudolph, must give up Punch and Judy to work in the local Smarties-tubes factory.. Matilda his wife is secretly penning her first romantic novel. And baby grandaughter Lucy can see into the future. But when Vincent Glass comes home from his glitzy tv job in the city, the stories that once knit the family together are in danger of smashing them to smithereens.

Lee Mattinson’s dark new play CROCODILES is a ferocious Northern fable, a world where strange things are normal, and normal things are very strange.

Ng Choon Ping was the winner of the inaugural Royal Exchange Theatre Hodgkiss Award, which celebrates the unique collaboration between a writer and a director.

Lee Mattinson has written for the Bush Theatre, Soho Theatre, The National Theatre, Paines Plough, BBC 3 and story-lined for CORONATION ST.

  • Event Information
  • VENUE: The Studio 

    PERFORMANCE DATES: 30 September - 18 October 

    PERFORMANCE TIMES: Monday – Saturday evenings: 7.30pm

    (no evening performance Tuesday 7 October)

    Matinee Performance Times Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

    (No matinee Thursday 2 October) 

    TICKET PRICES: £12/£10

    AGE GUIDANCE: 16 + (contains strong language and adult content) 

    BOOK TICKETS: Box Office: 0161 833 9833 / online

  • Creative Team
  • DIRECTOR Ng Choon Ping
    DESIGNER Sarah Beaton
    SOUND DESIGNER Dominic Kennedy
    LIGHTING DESIGNER Matthew Haskins 
    VIDEO DESIGNER Gillian Tan

  • Related Events
  • AFTER SHOW DISCUSSION Thursday 9 October (after the evening performance) 

  • Vincent Glass

    James Atherton

    Matilda Glass

    Sarah Gordy

    Cornelia Glass

    Melanie Hill

    Rudolph Glass

    Kevin Wathen

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