What's it like going through adolescence at the age of 33?
One year after transgender man Kit receives his first injection of testosterone he enters a male gym changing room for the first time. For the other guys this is just another routine moment in an ordinary changing room, but for Kit it becomes an urgent search to uncover what it means to be a man.
Critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay collaborate with writer/performer Kit Redstone and drag performer Daniel Jacob, in this comical, coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.
This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and through public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
ABOUT RHUM AND CLAY
Rhum and Clay Theatre Company is an ensemble that shares stories in mischievous and surprising ways: original shows that are inventive, ramshackle and cinematic.
They formed the company at l’Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, where they learnt their craft. They would also spend long hours into the night drinking rhum and making masks out of clay. It was these happy memories that inspired the name under which the company perform.
Alongside creating theatre productions, they collaborate with young people and the next generation of theatre makers through their popular workshop programme.
Kit Redstone is a writer/director. He is Artistic Director of Vacuum Theatre and works freelance as a writer, dramaturg and director both in the U.K. and Internationally. Most recently he has written 'Testosterone' with Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and 'The Word Was God' which was a commission from Schauspielhaus Graz which returned to the theatre by demand in May 2017 after an initial sell-out run. He is currently dramaturg for 'Skin' by award winning Dance Company 201.
Rhum and Clay are an associate ensemble of New Diorama Theatre, Redbridge Drama Centre and The Bike Shed Theatre.
QUOTES FOR TESTOSTERONE
★★★★★ “Showcases voices rarely heard on stage" West End Wilma
★★★★ "Rhum and Clay have come of age" The Guardian on 64 Squares
★★★★★ "Pulled off triumphantly... every transition is fluid and purposeful, with smart lighting and sound design adding real depth to a creative, characterful production" Time Out on Hardboiled