theatre: the street of crocodiles

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One of the many remarkable visual strokes in theatre de complicite's The Street of Crocodiles (right) involves a man walking down a wall, a stunt which gives the audience the weird impression that they have an overhead view of the man walking along a pavement. This bifocal image neatly encapsulates the critical response to the show, which interweaves the life and surreal work of the Polish-Jewish writer, Bruno Schulz. Most loved the fluid, dream-like presentation (it got four Olivier Award nominations), but some wondered whether there was anything more to it than met than eye. That was in 1992 - since then it has been extensively toured and reworked, making its return a source of teeth-gnashing anticipation.

Queen's Theatre, London WC1 (0171-494 5040) to 20 Feb