Peeping Tom “Mother” at Barbican Centre
This surreal, Lynchian performance by Peeping Tom is an unsettling reflection on motherhood. Director Gabriela Carrizo and a cast of physical theatre performances stage an abstract series of scenes, set in a studio, a museum, a maternity ward. As their bodies contort, they evoke the subconscious emotions of motherhood with eerie wit.Peeping Tom evoke a dreamlike universe, at once disturbing and oddly humorous, to explore an archetypal figure familiar to us all, in a production of astonishing physicality that defies characterisation.
Peeping Tom’s ’32 rue Vandenbranden’ won an Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production in 2015. ‘Mother’ is part of London International Mime Festival 2018.