Street of Crocodiles

Design Concept

A design concept for a site-specific version of Complicite's adaption of Bruno Shultz's play. Using a derelict garage in Penarth, South Wales the design planned to lead the audience through a smokey basement full of burning books, a gas chamber raining bird droppings, and a nest of furniture containing a giant egg that breaks and spills silk yolk across the set.

Design & Photos: Isobel Nicolson

Toy train
Toy train

The tracks guide the audience on their promenade experience

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Hospital scene
Hospital scene

overshadowed by the ever-present egg

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Train carriage scene
Train carriage scene
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Nest structure
Nest structure
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The fabric store
The fabric store
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Final climactic scene
Final climactic scene

Egg shatters with a silk yolk submerging the set

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Final scene
Final scene
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Gas chamber
Gas chamber

Rains bird droppings

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Gas chamber
Gas chamber

Rains bird droppings

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Gas chamber
Gas chamber

Swastika background

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