Theatre de Complicite Returns to West EndDate: 4 December 1998
Theatre de Complicite returns to the West End in the new year, following an international tour of its production of The Street of Crocodiles, based on the life and work of the Polish writer Bruno Schulz. The Street of Crocodiles opens at the Queen's Theatre 19 January (with previews from 14 January) for a limited season to 20 February 1999.
Fifty-six years after his death at the hands of Gestapo officer, the production brings Schulz's dark dreamscape to life. Originally co-produced with the Royal National Theatre, the show's previous incarnation, performed at the RNT's Cottesloe in 1992, was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards.
Jacob Schulz, Bruno's nephew, helped mount the stage version of The Street of Crocodiles. The current production is dedicated to the memory of Jacob Schulz who died in 1997. The Street of Crocodiles is directed by Simon McBurney with designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Chris Shutt.
Founded in 1983, Theatre de Complicite has been nominated for numerous European theatre awards. Simon McBurney won the 1998 Olivier Award for the company's production of The Caucasion Chalk Circle. Other recent productions include The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol and The Chairs which was nominated for six Tony Awards.