An opera in two acts and a wrestling show. Set in the world of professional wrestling, the show explores ‘Kayfabe’: when the rivalries and relationships between wrestlers are staged as real. With music direction by Mark Johnson, score by Liam Wade and libretto by Charles Ogilvie. Surreal, daring and pacey, the energy and smack of Bread & Circuses takes no prisoners. The CroC – The Crocodile of Old Kang Pow is a comic opera set against the backdrop of fetid 18th Century Paris. The Marquis de Sade, threatened with death and torture from Marie Antoinette, is compelled to undertake a quest, to regain his lost libido.
Utilising opera, gospel, magical elixirs, profanity, irreverence and high art with low morals, the show’s creator Darren Berry weaves an elaborate, hallucinatory, cautionary tale.