Meghan Tyler doesn’t do things by halves. They made their full-length playwriting debut in explosive style with Crocodile Fever, a Fringe hit for Edinburgh’s Traverse in 2019. Not for the fainthearted, the play married Tarantino-esque violence and feminist rage to create an over-the-top comedy about the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
There was a lot of blood and a style somewhere between punk and magical realism. “The whole event blazes with energy and talent,” said Scotsman critic Joyce McMillan.
A year earlier, Tyler had been part of the all-female cast of Pride and Prejudice* (*Sort Of) at Glasgow’s Tron. In Isobel McArthur’s irreverent, funny and surprisingly faithful Austen adaptation, the Newry-born actor played Elizabeth Bennet (a “persona non-starter”) with wit and intelligence. The show turned into a national success, touring some of the country’s biggest theatres and playing the West End where it won an Olivier Award for Best Comedy. [READ MORE]