about cocoloco

From a world where Alice in Wonderland meets The Shining performance troupe Cocoloco presents raucous, hilarious and ever so slightly bent theatre. This is cabaret performance and street theatre with a twist. Cocoloco’s work has been described as “the high art of madness to perfection”, as they delve into David Lynch’s notebook and present Salvador Dali-esque, truly bizarre street theatre. A performance company with a love of the unexpected, Cocoloco brings anarchic, eye-catching, quirky and wildy funny peripatetic performance to theatre festivals throughout the world!

Cocoloco believes in a multitude of things theatrical, essentially, that difficult ideas and complex problems can be expressed in accessible ways for everybody to enjoy in street performance and entertainment. All art contains keys to the doors of perception, existentialism, the life behind the mask and often, innuendo. Cocoloco loves to present events that flood the audience with imagery and crazy ideas which you can take home and even mull over in your sleep. Cocoloco has performed all over Britain, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Japan, China, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand…

manifesto

Cocoloco believes in poetry, cinema, tennis, laughter, sex over lunch, lunch over sex, parties, dinners, oysters, red wine, sashimi, fresh orange juice, marmite, vegemite, Lenny Bruce, Radio 4, dolphins, volcanoes, Malcolm Lowry, surfing, Idiot Wind, lavatorial humour, crop rotation, dressing up, the art gallery cafe, karaoke, Lumiere & Son, Eric Dolphy, Incident at Owl Creek, fondue, Noam Chomsky, Sisyphus, Bob Dobbs, Zippy, schadenfreude, nudes descending staircases, the Higgs boson, Arsenal F.C., D.N.A., L.S.D., S.W.P., the G – Spot, Bimbotown, Adolph Wolfli, Sergeant Bilko, the Marquis de Sade, Louis Ferdinand Celine, E.M. Cioran, Georges Bataille, Diogenes, the muse, the news, the hypotenuse, ergonomics, farce, Harvey Sid Fisher, Vito Rocco, Slavoj Zizek, authenticity, appropriation, Alfred Jarry, 44, synchronicity, serendipity, sunrise, the specific, the general, Buster Keaton, Samuel Beckett, El Triunfo de la Muerte, the end, for now…

Joke
Bloke to Doctor: I’ve been having these terrible headaches.
Doctor: Hmmm. Do you masturbate?
Bloke: Um. Yes, I do.
Doctor: It’s good isn’t it…

Fact
…Kangaroos can’t walk backwards

Quote
If you slowly stick a pin into your skin, there may be a certain point at which you are uncertain whether you are in discomfort or pain. (Wittgenstein)

recent projects

The Pilmgrimage

The Pilmgrimage

An immersive, site specific, interactive, experiential walking tour – a pilgrimage to art, available for touring now.

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Willy & Wally

Willy & Wally

Willy & Wally are up to their necks in mountains of plastic but they carry on clowning regardless.

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Dr YaYa

Dr YaYa

Dr YaYa is a mashup of all flamboyant dictators with a heavy lean to the left.

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Cocoloco, the high art of madness
to perfection.

La Strada, Graz, Austria

..scurrilous, fabulous and taboo-less theatre..

Jim Whiting, Bimbo Town, Leipzig

Absolutely brilliant

Melbourne Commonwealth Games

Cocoloco… is wildly funny..

WomAdelaide

Cocoloco reaches the parts that
no other theatre or performance
company gets to.

 

H. Falkenberg, Kampfnagel, Hamburg

…typically British brilliant street
theatre..

 

Katrina Sedgwick, Director, Adelaide Film Festival

..intelligent roving theatre ..to
be studied close-up..

Adrian Evans, Director, Thames Festival London