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Duration: 2021 Circa Theatre season cancelled
Home is the hardest place to hide.


In light of yesterday’s announcement, and with heavy hearts, the team behind Crocodile Fever have to report we are cancelling our 2021 Circa Theatre Season.

The team is comforted that Wellington is in Alert Level 2, though unfortunately the level shift hasn’t come in time for us to go up. We need to finish our rehearsals, build our set, and pack it into the theatre before we can open. This leaves us with very few days to actually show the work to audiences — and with the Delta Alert Level 2 restrictions, that audience would be a very wee number! We want to do the story, and ourselves, proud: that won’t be possible with the limitations and constraints we are currently faced with.

We’re gutted – but! We love this story, and these sisters, and that’s not going anywhere. We felt honoured to be a blood spattered, funny, energetic addition to Circa’s 2021 programme, and we can’t wait to find a new life for this craic.

There are ways you can help us. If you’ve already bought a ticket, thank you, and Circa will be in touch about how you can donate it, if you are in the right position to do so, or receive a refund.

They say cats have nine lives. We think crocodiles have two.

Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.

Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua. — The Crocodile Fever team.

Following a stellar Edinburgh run, Crocodile Fever explodes onto Circa’s mainstage. This thrilling dark comedy from Northern Ireland promises action, laughs and a killer finish.

Fianna Devlin crashes through the window, returning to the family home. It’s been 11 years since she saw her pious and guilt-ridden sister Alannah. It’s 1989, and tonight, fuelled by gin, Taytos and ‘80s anthems, the two sisters unite to escape the claws of a monster.

Starring award-winning Karin McCracken and Hannah Kelly and Circa luminary Peter Hambleton. It might not end happily, but it will end gloriously.

★★★★★ ‘This play is a bloody masterpiece in every sense’ — British Theatre.com

I laughed and gasped at this brilliant black-comedy. It left me lost for words!” – audience member

Loved it! So dark and so funny and so hits you in the heart” – audience member

★ ‘Meghan Tyler’s dark comedy is met with a roar of approval’ – The Guardian

Winner of Best Theatre Production, Edinburgh 2019

DIRECTOR Stella Reid
STARRING Karin McCracken, Hannah Kelly, Peter Hambleton

Crocodile Fever contains strong and colourful language, depictions of violence including the use of fake blood, references to sexual violence, and loud noises.


Now you can ‘play’ it forward! Purchase one ticket to Crocodile Fever for someone who usually cannot afford to go to the theatre and Circa will find it a good home. Book here!

If you are interested in claiming a Pay it Forward ticket or nominating a friend, please contact Sophie at the Circa Theatre Box Office on circa@circa.co.nz.

This initiative is year-round, currently running in active collaboration with Crocodile Fever.