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Peeping Tom: Father (Vader)

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.

Astonishing 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 here in January 2018, Mother was described as ‘a brilliant mix of naturalistic observation and weirdness’ (Independent) while their earlier work, 32 rue Vandenbranden, presented in 2015, picked up an Olivier.

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

Leo De Beul
Marie Gyselbrecht
Hun-Mok Jung
Maria Carolina Vieira
Simon Versnel
Brandon Lagaert
Yi-Chun Liu

Event starts
Wednesday 30 January, 2019
Event Ends
Saturday 2 February, 2019
Barbican Theatre
Venue Address
Silk Street

London, London

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