Theatre de Complicite, The Street of Crocodiles

Review in Issue 5-2 | Summer 1993

Complicite’s Crocodiles at Edinburgh’s Traverse on 17 April… Six months into the tour and I’ve only 150 words… what to write that hasn’t been said already by Billington, Wardle, et al… Complicite performer Antonio Martinez is absent with broken ankle… the company cover seamlessly, magnificently… sorry Antonio… a timely performance… two days before 50th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising… Schulz was shot six months earlier… also two days before no Olivier Awards for Complicite… If the Traverse audience had been the panel they’d have won the lot… shame on your sterile imagination judges… who needs them… I am overwhelmed…. I cry… rare in theatre… for the vision, the imagination, for Schulz, for the laughter, for the playing, for the company, for live theatre… for the dream… perhaps, perhaps one imaginative trick too many… no matter… like a spellbinding book you want to give to all your friends I shall buy 1000 Crocodile tickets for everyone I’ve ever known… for my own father… already twenty words over limit… a ‘serious’ review another time, another place… thanks Complicite.

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  1. Apr 1993

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Issue 5-2
p. 15