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Peeping Tom: Mother (Moeder)

London International Mime Festival 2018

Nude man climbing over coffin

Peeping Tom evoke a dreamlike universe, at once disturbing and oddly humorous, to explore an archetypal figure familiar to us all. 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 (Moeder), 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, isolate and contort. Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden, seen at the Barbican in 2015, subsequently won the Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production. ‘Their talent is terrifying,’ concludes Le Monde.

Tagged with: Theatre & dance

1 hour 10 mins/no interval

Age guidance 14+ (contains nudity)

Performed in English


Fri 26 Jan
BSL-interpreted performance

Fri 26 Jan
Post-show talk (BSL interpreted)
Free to same day ticket holders

Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival

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 and La Bâtie Festival de Genève

With the support of the Government of Flanders

Peeping Tom are supported by the Flemish Authorities


‘Funny. Shocking. Stunning‘
Sud Ouest (France)
‘Oscillating between humour and nightmare, Moeder is a work of art‘
Arte (Germany)


With thanks

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Barbican Theatre