Playhouse production

The Enormous Crocodile

2 Dec 2023 – 6 Jan 2024

  • Venue
  • Running time
    55 minutes (TBC)
  • Age guidance
  • Group bookings

‘For my lunch today I would like… a nice juicy little child!’

The ENORMOUS crocodile is weaving his way through the jungle in search of delicious little fingers and squidgy podgy knees.  

Only the other jungle creatures can foil his secret plans and clever tricks, but they’re going to have to find a large amount of courage to stop this greedy brute. 

This new musical version of Roald Dahl’s picture book has tasty tunes by Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab and has a rib-tickling book and lyrics by Suhayla El-Bushra, and additional music and lyrics by Tom Brady. Developed and Directed by Emily Lim, it features a menagerie of mischievous puppets by co-director and puppetry designer Toby Olié, set and costume design by Fly Davis. The jungle awaits the bravest of children!

The Enormous Crocodile musical was developed by Emily Lim, Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab, Suhayla El-Bushra, Tom Brady and Roald Dahl Story Company.


Gallery - In the wings

Production 'snaps'

Gallery - fun in the rehearsal room

Behind the scenes in costume and workshop

Behind the scenes in the puppet workshop


Elliotte Williams-N’Dure

The Enormous Crocodile

Charis Alexandra

Trunky the Elephant

Lawrence Hodgson-Mullings

Humpy Rumpy the Hippopotamus

Philippa Hogg

Roly Poly Bird

Robyn Sinclair

Muggle Wump the Monkey

Laura Buhagiar



Emily Lim

Developed and Directed

Toby Olié

Co-Director and Puppetry Designer

Fly Davis

Set & Costume Designer

Tom Brady

Orchestrations, Arrangements and Music Supervisor

Suhayla El-Bushra

Book and Lyrics

Ahmed Abdullahi Gallab


Jessica Hung Han Yun

Lighting Designer

Tom Gibbons

Sound Designer

Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu


Màth Roberts

Music Director

Phij Adams

Music Technology & Ambleton Programmer

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    Arts Council
  • Leeds City Council
  • LTB Foundation
  • Principal Partner

    Caddick Group
  • Principal Access Partner

    Irwin Mitchell