In Kind (Child), Peeping Tom explores the sources of psychosis from the point of view of the child. They take us to a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic. To a somber forest at the foot of menacing cliffs, a world that precedes good and evil, in which no limits have been set yet. With infantile tics and gestures, a girl who is far too large riding a bike that is far too small for her leads us into her universe on the fraying borders of the unconscious. A state where the earth speaks, where children grow on trees, and where strange events spark curiosity rather than alarming anyone.
After Vader (2014) and Moeder (2016), Kind is the final chapter of Peeping Tom’s family trilogy that explores the themes of memory, recollections, and the search for connection.
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“What unfolds, with unabashed and sometimes crass-seeming dream logic, is an unpredictable series of darkly comic encounters between people robustly embodied by the game, diversely talented cast." (*** The Times)
"This landscape of the untamed imagination may be about childhood, but Child is not a children’s show. You’ll leave wanting to treat children not just with care, but with caution." (****The Guardian)
"An evil Alice in the land of horrors." (Diario de Sevilla)
concept & direction Gabriela Carrizo, Franck Chartier c reation & performance Eurudike De Beul, Marie Gyselbrecht, Hun-Mok Jung, Brandon Lagaert, Yi-Chun Liu, Maria Carolina Vieira artistic assistance Lulu Tikovsky sound composition Raphaëlle Latini, Hjorvar Rognvaldsson, Renaud Crols, Annalena Fröhlich, Fhun Gao, Peeping Tom sound mixing Yannick Willockx, Peeping Tom l ight design Amber Vandenhoeck, Sinan Poffyn (intern), Peeping Tom Costumes Lulu Tikovsky, Yi-chun Liu, Nina Lopez Le Galliard (intern), Peeping Tom set design Justine Bougerol, Peeping Tom set construction KVS-atelier, Flora Facto, Peeping Tom technical direction Filip Timmerman light engineer Hadrien Lefaure sound engineer Hjorvar Rognvaldsson production manager An Van der Donckt tour manager Lulu Tikovsky communication manager Sébastien Parizel company manager Veerle Mans production Peeping Tom production partners KVS – Royal Flemish Theatre (Brussels), Teatre Nacional de Catalunya/Grec Festival de Barcelona, Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen) coproduction Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, deSingel (Antwerp), Théâtre de la Ville Paris/Maison des Arts de Créteil (Paris), Maison de la Culture de Bourges, Festival Aperto/Fondazione I Teatri (Reggio Emilia), La Rose des Vents (Villeneuve d’Ascq), Théâtre de Caen, Gessnerallee Zurich, Julidans Amsterdam, La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Le Manège (Maubeuge) with the support of the Flemish authorities distribution Frans Brood Productions Kind is created with the support of the Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government Peeping Tom wishes to thank Heloïse da Costa, Theater FroeFroe, Institut del Teatre, Jan Daems, Leen Mertens, Uma Victoria Chartier, Ina Peeters and all extras: Farners, Eva, Elmo, Vera, Roger, Raisa, Mercè, Xefo, Amadeo, Rita, Gloria, Ariadne, Jonah, Sille, Leandro, Flo, Grace, Luke, Lucie, Cyril, Jill, Jan, An, Octavia, Germaine