With an adoption of a gender comes a history.

One year after his first injection of testosterone trans man Kit is perceived completely as a man. However, with this triumph comes a crisis of masculinity; what kind of man is he? 

Within the confines of a distorted male changing room he confronts three icons of masculinity: a sports star, a drag queen, a Marlon Brando impersonator and, ultimately, himself. He bonds, he fights, and he struggles on a quest to discover what it means to feel ‘100% male’.

Critically acclaimed Rhum and Clay (Hardboiled and 64 Squares) return with an explosive collaboration with theatre maker Kit Redstone exploring everything that makes us who we are and what we want to be.

This production is supported by the New Diorama Emerging Companies Fund and is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


Rhum and Clay is an ensemble of Theatre makers lead by Julian Spooner and Matt Wells. They share stories in mischievous and surprising ways: Original work that is inventive, ramshackle and cinematic.

Rhum and Clay are an NDT Associate Ensemble at New Diorama. 

Kit Redstone is a theatre maker, director and actor and creative director of Vacuum theater. His work is typified by direct address storytelling and meta-theatrical techniques.

rhumandclay.com // @rhumandclay


★★★★ 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: The Fall of Sam Shadow

★★★★ "A joyful and absorbing show, as easy to get lost in as a murky alleyway on the wrong side of town." The Stage on Hardboiled: The Fall of Sam Shadow