Theatre: theatre de complicite

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Theatre de Complicite (above) has been such a force for change in this country - pushing back the boundaries of what is considered achievable on stage - that it's hard to imagine what it must have been like when the company's work was first shown. One of the main delights of this Sunday's rare one-night revival of their second major show will be the chance to see their now legendary physical approach in embryo, and the since-sidelined aptitude for comedy which brought them instant notice. A Minute too Late, from 1984, casts an irreverent eye on the rituals of death. In perfectly choreographed mime and dance routines, Complicite's three wise men - Simon McBurney, Marcello Magni and Jos Houben - confront our inability to cope with mortality. Ironically, the show is being reactivated in order to help save lives: all the money raised will go to the Red Cross Kosovo Appeal.

Old Vic, London SE1 (0171-494 5388) tomorrow, 8pm, pounds 15

Dominic Cavendish

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