Peeping Tom

Plexus Polaire
30 Jan - 2 Feb
Gandini Juggling & Alexander Whitley
30 Jan - 2 Feb

Barbican Theatre

UK Premiere
Wed 30 Jan - Sat 2 Feb
at 7.45pm

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Tel: 020 7638 8891
85 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 14+
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BSL-interpreted performance: Fri 1 Feb

After-show discussion:
Fri 1 Feb BSL-interpreted

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The phenomenal choreography and enigmatic visual imagery of Peeping Tom plunge viewers into the realm between fantasy and reality in this empathetic, swirling and surprising portrait of ageing.

Towering walls surround the visiting room of a care home where an elderly man, also a father, counts his final days. Revealed in shifting scenes that speak of isolation, divinity, ridicule and melancholia, we learn more of his complex identity and lived experiences. As people and objects move around the figure, we are drawn into hallucinatory moments in which memories make way for something far less lucid.

Thrilling dance, song and live music are interwoven into this incisive and compassionate piece. Father forms the first part of the company’s surreal trilogy on families echoing their own reminiscences, mysteries and hopes. Seen at LIMF2018, Mother was described as ‘a brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness’ (Independent) while an earlier work, 32 rue Vandenbranden, also presented in partnership with the Barbican won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production.

"an eerie not-quite-normality that is all entertainingly surreal"
**** Guardian >

"Full of ingenious effects, it’s one step ahead of you: hard to grasp, harder still to forget."
**** The Times >

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"Breathtaking, cruel, beautiful … unforgettable"

El País

"Realistic and recognisable one minute, totally surreal the next"

Het Parool

"Their talent is terrifying"

Le Monde


Peeping Tom


Presented by LIMF in association with the Barbican

Creative Team
Direction Franck Chartier
Dramaturgy Gabriela Carrizo,
Sound Raphaëlle Latini, Ismaël Colombani, Eurudike De Beul, Renaud Crols, Yannick Willox
Lighting Giacomo Gorini
Costumes Camille De Bonhome
Set Amber Vandenhoeck

Photos Christophe Coënon, Oleg Degtiarov, Marie Gyselbrecht With Leo De Beul
Marie Gyselbrecht
Hun-Mok Jung
Maria Carolina Vieira
Simon Versnel
Brandon Lagaert
Yi-Chun Liu
Co-produced by Theater im Pfalzbau, KVS – Royal Flemish Theatre, Grec Festival, Hellerau – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Théâtre de la Ville – Paris, Maison de la Culture de Bourges, La Rose des Vents and Le Printemps des Comédiens