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Rhum & Clay Presents: TESTOSTERONE – Life After Gender Transition

The brand new collaboration between award-winning Lecoq company, Rhum & Clay, and acclaimed transgender actor & writer, Kit Redstone: Testosterone, is set to open in London at the New Diorama Theatre, from 22nd November – 3rd December 2016. SEEN anticipates that this show will rapidly become a cult classic AND raise awareness around gender transition.

The brand new collaboration between award-winning Lecoq company, Rhum & Clay, and acclaimed transgender actor & writer, Kit Redstone: Testosterone, is set to open in London at the New Diorama Theatre, from 22nd November – 3rd December 2016. SEEN anticipates that this show will rapidly become a cult classic AND raise awareness around gender transition.

Kit Redstone.
Kit Redstone.

Masters of pulp-cinematic visual theatre Rhum & Clay return to the New Diorama Theatre this November with a semi-autobiographical look at the construct of masculinity, written and performed by renowned female-male transgender actor and writer, Kit Redstone and told through Rhum & Clay’s inimitably distinct theatrical lens.

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

Testosterone is the true story of Kit Redstone’s first entrance into a male gym changing room at the age of 33. What first appears as a routine ritual of four men changing after a workout transforms into an epic coming of age quest for masculine identity, in an environment that affords little space to hide.

Kit Redstone.
Kit Redstone.

The piece will bring together two distinctive devising and performing styles, fusing Kit Redstone’s direct address delivery style, with Rhum and Clay’s ability to put characters’ complex inner workings on the stage with the innovative use of movement and visuals.

As well as a compelling, fast-paced, often funny story, Testosterone provides a rare, truthful and theatrically ambitious insight into what it means to be a “man” from someone who has inherited the identity, rather than been born with it.

Praise for Kit Redstone‘s Vacuum Theatre:

“The Vacuum Cleaner at 3Space Blackfriars was amazing! Cheeky, edgy & talented cast with a superbly crafted show.”
To Do List on The Vacuum Cleaner ★★★★★

“…immensely enjoyable…a diverse, intriguing and entertaining show.”
A Younger Theatre on The Vacuum Cleaner

“Vacuum Theater group has taken the Indian stage by storm”
International New York Times 

newdiorama.com

TICKETS
£15; £12.50 (concessions)


New Diorama Theatre

Regent’s Place
London
NW1 3BF

Credits

Photo credits: danielregan.com