Street of Crocodiles, 1999

Street of Crocodiles, 1999

The Street of Crocodiles, which premiered in 1992, was one of Theatre de Complicite's most successful productions.

Theatre de Complicite is one of the few 'physical theatre' companies to have quickly earned success in the West End as well as on the fringe. Many of its productions are devised by the company and, according to artistic director Simon McBurney, the starting point of a new project might be a written text or story, but it might equally be a visual or musical 'text'. 'So when rehearsing a piece I do not have a method, no single approach.' This experimental way of rehearsing depends on a high level of ensemble playing, (hence the name of the company) and the discipline that that requires, combined with the imagination and playfulness that allows ideas to emerge through improvisation.