The Street of Crocodiles

University of Derby Contemporary Theatre and Performance and Technical Theatre students.
One Night Events , University Productions
Saturday 28 April 2018

Based on Bruno Schulz’s 1937 recollections of life in a small Polish town leading up to the War and Nazi occupation. Joseph, a lonely Jewish boy, creates a world finely balanced between recollection and make-believe. Trapped in the ghetto with nothing but books and his daydreams, Joseph delves deep into the inner workings of his mind, conjuring tales of his family and other familiar characters as they figure in his imagination. Objects can take on lives of their own and people can morph into animals as the disrupted narrative plays out.

This is a modern adaptation of Complicite’s 1999 blend of text and physical theatre, which layers the passions of three generations of artists: Schulz; Complicite and the current Ensemble. The Street of Crocodiles pushes the boundaries of reality and slips increasingly into the fantasy world envisioned by the protagonist.

University of Derby Contemporary Theatre and Performance and Technical Theatre students.

Theatre de Complicite

The Street of Crocodiles 

By Bruno Schulz

Adapted by Simon McBurney and Mark Wheatley

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