What does it mean to be a man or a woman? Is gender innate or is it nurtured?
Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society - what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man.
He is also able to chose exactly what kind of man he wants to be without the usual influences of a gendered upbringing. With this refreshingly honest and irreverent physical theatre comedy by critically acclaimed theatre company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Kit Redstone, TESTOSTERONE explores the sometimes toxic world of men and looks at the benefits and restraints Kit has observed whilst becoming a man.
What kind of 'man' are you?
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 & KIT REDSTONE
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