Join us for the UK premiere from acclaimed Polish directors Teresa and Andrzej Wełmiński, based on The Comet and other stories by Bruno Schulz.
As news spreads across town that a fatal comet is hurtling towards the earth,the townspeople enter into a festive mood, excited for the coming catastrophe. Only a newcomer to the town, Uncle Edward, is prepared to sound the alarm…
With extraordinary humour and stagecraft, Schulz’s absurd, mythical, yet terrifyingly current tale is brought to life. The Comet marks the Wełmiński’s first return to London since 1982, when they collaborated with Kantor and his renowned experimental theatre company Cricot 2.
As an extra treat, three performances will be accompanied by a screening of Street of Crocodiles. This animated short, based on Schulz’s writings by the same title, follows a puppet who explores the world around him with trepidation after he is freed from his strings. He comes across many things including half-headed dolls, phallic skeletons and more than a couple of loose screws. Accompanied by an eerie score, the story is as surreal as it is sombre. One of the Brothers Quay’s firsts, the film already showcases such a high level of creativity and skill that would come to define their careers.(Kinoteka)
Six performances between 20th and 24th March 2018.