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Crocodile Fever


  • Playwright

    Meghan Tyler 

  • Setting

    Camlough, South Armagh, Northern Ireland in August 1989.

  • Notes

    Commissioned by the Traverse Theatre.
    Developed with the support of the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. 

  • Synopsis

    Rebellious Fianna Devlin crashes back into the life of her pious sister Alannah. Together for the first time in years, they are back at each other’s throats in seconds. And when they are forced to confront their tyrannical father’s hideous legacy, all hell breaks loose. A grotesque, black comedy celebrating sisterhood whilst reminding us that the pressure cooker of The Troubles is closer than we imagine.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


  • Cast Notes

    The script also features the character of Crocodile.


  • Date of First Production

    04 August 2019

  • Production Notes

    Produced as part of Edinburgh Fringe Festival. 

  • Producer

    Produced by Traverse Theatre In association with Lyric Theatre

  • Original Venue

    Traverse Theatre

  • Venue Notes

    Performed in Traverse 1. 

  • Irish Premiere Notes

    The Irish premiere was in the Lyric Theatre on the 3rd September 2019. 

Original Cast  
Fianna Devlin Lisa Dwyer Hogg
British Soldier Bhav Joshi
Peter 'Da' Devlin Sean Kearns
Alannah Devlin Lucianne McEvoy
Production Team  
Director Gareth Nicholls
Costume Designer Grace Smart
Set Designer Grace Smart
Lighting Designer Simon Wilkinson
Composer & Sound Designer Michael John McCarthy
Puppet Designer & Director Rachael Canning
Fight Director EmmaClaire Brightlyn
Casting Director Clare Gault
Assistant Director Shilpa T-Hyland
Production Manager Kevin McCallum
Chief Electrician Renny Robertson
Head of Stage Gary Staerck
Sound & Lighting Technician Dave Bailey
Sound & Lighting Technician Joe Davis (2)
Company Stage Manager Gemma Turner
Deputy Stage Manager Gillian Richards
Assistant Stage Manager Bekah Eva Astles
Costume Supervisor Victoria Brown




The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript.