Show Artwork by Michael Gelen, Inkwell Studios.

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View Irish Classical Theatre Company’s production of Crocodile Fever, May 30, 2025 – June 15, 2025

Setting: Rural Camlough, South Armagh, Northern Ireland, August 1989.

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, with one 15-minute intermission.

Crocodile Fever was originally produced by Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.


Alannah Devlin 

Fianna Devlin

Peter “Da” Devlin

British Soldier


To Be Announced.

ICTC Creative Team

Keelie A. Sheridan

Production Stage Manager
Lauren Costello Yager

To Be Announced.


By Meghan Tyler

May 30, 2025 – June 15, 2025

Directed by ICTC Artistic Director, Keelie A. Sheridan.

Sisterhood, social conflict, 80s anthems, and a chainsaw. 

Prepare to be plunged into the darkly comic and fiercely captivating world of Crocodile Fever by Meghan Tyler, praised by THE LIST as “brilliant, batshit and brutal.” Northern Ireland, 1989. A farmhouse window smashes, and rebellious Fianna Devlin crashes back into the life of her pious sister Alannah. Together in the unlovely family home for the first time in years following the death of their tyrannical father, the sisters are back at each other’s throats in seconds. And when Fianna discovers that the old reptile is in fact still very much alive, all hell breaks loose as they confront his hideous legacy. Fueled by Taytos, gin, 80s anthems and a chainsaw, it’s the Devlin sisters versus the world. It can’t end happily, but it can end gloriously. ICTC Artistic Director, Keelie A. Sheridan, helms this surreal and grotesque black comedy celebrating sisterhood whilst reminding us that the pressure cooker of The Troubles is closer than we imagine.

Additional Programming:

Open Rehearsal (for Subscribers Only): Wednesday, May 21, 2025, at 6:30pm

Preview & Community Matinee ($12/Ticket):  Thursday, May 29, 2025 at 10:00am

Opening Night Reception: Friday, May 30, 2025 at 7:30pm

Pay-What-You-Will Performances*: 
Saturday, May 31, 2025 at 2:00pm
Saturday, May 31, 2025 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 7, 2025 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 14, 2025 at 7:30pm
(*Purchase in-person at the Box Office on the day of the performance. Seating subject to availability.)

Speaker Series: Sunday, June 8, 2025 at 1:30pm

Open Captioned Performance: Saturday, May 14, 2025 at 2:00pm
(Open Captioned Performances: An LED captioning screen, located in the South East corner of the theatre displays the dialogue and any other audio portion of the production in text form in sync with the performance. For questions about reserving seating in view of the captioning signage, please contact ICTC’s Box Office at 716-853-4282 (voice), or email

About the Playwright:

Meghan Tyler is an award-winning actor and writer from Newry who trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

She will next be seen playing Elizabeth Bennet in the West End run of the Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of). She recently played Stella in the critically acclaimed Lyric Production of A Streetcar Named Desire directed by Emma Jordan.

Other theatre credits include Medicine for Off the Middle at the Hope Theatre, King Keich, The Persians, The Weir Sisters for Oran Mor with Traverse Theatre, The Merchant of Venice at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Crucible at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Two Gentlemen of Verona for Guilford Shakespeare Company, Hamlet for Citizen’s Theatre in Glasgow, Secret Show 1 for Blood of the Young at the Tron Theatre, Lovers, Look Back in Anger for the Cumbernaud Theatre, and Nothing to be Done at Setkani/Encounter, Neu/Now Festival and Edinburgh Festival. 

Screen credits include Almost Never and Shetland for the BBC, The Toll for Western Edge Pictures, Everything Will Be Okay for BBC Northern Ireland and Scot Squad for Comedy Unit at the BBC.

Writing Credits include Medicine, The Persians, Golden Arm Theatre Project, and Nothing To Be Done which was awarded the MARTA Award for Best Script. 

As of 2019, Meghan has been awarded the Channel 4 Playwrights Bursary with Traverse Theatre, a New Playwrights Award with Playwrights’ Studio Scotland, and was one of the writers on the New Playwrights Programme at the Lyric Theatre in 2018 with her play Crocodile Fever, which will be staged at the Traverse Theatre and Lyric Theatre later this year.

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