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Peeping Tom
MOTHER (Moeder)

Barbican Theatre

UK Premiere
Wed 24 - Sat 27 Jan at 7.45pm

Event now ended

Tel: 0845 120 7511
70 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 14+
£16 - £28*
*Membership, Young Barbican, under-16, student, school, access, group and business discounts apply
£3 transaction fee applies online.
£4 transaction fee applies by phone.

After-show discussion:
Fri 26 Jan

Contains nudity
Performed in English
BSL interpreted performance Fri 26 Jan

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Peeping Tom evoke a dreamlike universe, at once disturbing and oddly humorous. They explore an archetypal figure familiar to us all, in a production of astonishing physicality that defies characterisation.

Taking audiences into a series of recognisable spaces, including a museum, studio and maternity ward, this non-narrative work draws on the memories of director Gabriela Carrizo and her performers to trigger disquieting reflections about motherhood.

Suffering, desire, fear, life and death are unexpectedly intertwined in Mother, which shies away from neither the subconscious nor the stuff of nightmares, reflecting the unstable atmosphere of a David Lynch film. The soundscape has a cinematic quality, sometimes amplified to disconcerting effect. It is matched by surreal visual imagery and choreography of rare imagination where bodies bend, flip, contort and isolate.

Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden, seen as part of LIMF at the Barbican, won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. ‘Their talent is terrifying,’ concludes Le Monde.

'Bodies can go further than you think' - read Matt Trueman's feature about Peeping Tom in The Guardian >

Read Anna Winter's 4 Star review in The Stage >

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"Funny. Shocking. Stunning"

Sud Ouest (France)

"The show works perfectly through striking metaphors, powerful allegories and images that linger in our thoughts for a long time. And the artists are simply dazzling”

Revista Proscenium


Peeping Tom


Presented in partnership with Barbican
With the support of the Government of Flanders
Co-produced by
Theater im Pfalzbau,
Taipei Performing Arts Center,
KVS – Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg,
Grec Festival de Barcelona/Mercat de les Flors,
Hellerau – European Center for the Arts Dresden,
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg,
Maison de la Culture de Bourges,
La Rose des Vents,
Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri,
La Bâtie Festival de Genève