June 2022, Main Auditorium
Andy McGregor’s one-man musical, which was previously performed by A Play, A Pie and a Pint and screened on the BBC, received substantial investment from Cumbernauld Theatre Trust to bring a reimagined Crocodile Rock to the audience at Lanternhouse. The production features an updated score of original music and a specially commissioned set and costumes.
The funny and often poignant story follows a teenage Steven McPhail on his journey to self acceptance, while navigating life on the small island of Millport in the 90s. Steven knows that he doesn’t quite fit in and that there must be more exciting things in life than Millport’s rock painted to look like a crocodile! A chance encounter with an exotic drag queen one evening is the catalyst for him to begin to discover his true, authentic self.
I am really excited to be bringing Crocodile Rock back to the stage for Cumbernauld Theatre. It’s a show that audiences really responded to when we first created it. It’s funny, moving, absolutely Scottish and has a breathtaking performance at it’s heart. It’s a real joy to be able to work on it again and breathe new life into it. I’m also more than excited to be working with Darren Brownlie once again, the skill, passion and sheer talent the man possesses boggles the mind!Andy mcGregor
The 85 min musical touches on a number of relatable themes including social exclusion, gender stereotypes, bullying and the often complex relationships we have with our families.
Crocodile Rock was originally performed at a Play a Pie and a Pint with design by Gemma Patchett and musical direction by Gavin Whitworth. Thanks to: Glad Rags Thrift, Laura Walshe (Tron Theatre), National Theatre of Scotland, Reba Martell.
Steven McPhail: Darren Brownlie
Writer / Director: Andy McGregor
Musical Director: Andy Manning
Set and Costume Designer: Kenny Miller
Lighting Designer: Grant Anderson
Production Managers: Camilla O’Neill, Laura Hawkins
Stage Manager: Emma Yeomans
Deputy Stage Manager: Rebecca Romano Bell
Technical Manager: Matt Nevans
Sound Operator: Adam Tucker
Technicians: Chris Ferrie, Pieter Benard
Musician: Dara W P Stewart
Wardrobe Supervisor: Jennie Lööf
Costume Assistant: Alex Yates
Producer: Amanda Glover
Production Assistant: Sarah Docherty
Crocodile Rock was originally performed at a Play a Pie and a Pint with design by Gemma Patchett and musical direction by Gavin Whitworth. Thanks to: Glad Rags Thrift, Laura Walshe (Tron Theatre), National Theatre of Scotland, Reba Martell