The Monkey and the Crocodile

by Charles Way


Age Advice: 5 - 8

The Monkey and the Crocodile is a play written for Theatre Centre by Charles Way in 1980. Theatre Centre toured the show to schools for audiences aged 5 to 8 years.

This story is about a poor village in India that relies on the rarity of rain to help them grow their corn and feed themselves. The only man with the power to help is their rich landlord, Dasabu. However greed and power have taken over his ability to make moral choices. When the rain stops falling, and is only expected to return months later, he is faced with the decision of sharing his riches. Will he do the right thing? Or will the villagers have to take matters into their own hands?


Kate Buffery
Graham Christopher
Keith Hazemore
Elizabeth Watts

Creative Team

Writer: Charles Way
 Richard Pinner/Ian Blower

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

"And all over the world poor people are waiting for the rain and many die, and there are those like Dasabu who have more than enough to eat and won't share their food. Why?"


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