Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and Kit Redstone (UK) / Presented with Zee Zee Theatre
Oct 02 -13 | York Theatre [map]
Contains nudity and strong language!
A funny, fearless, and spectacle-filled exploration of identity, masculinity, and digging deep to find the person within.
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? Drawing on autobiographical experiences, 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, then transforms into an epic coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.
Critically acclaimed physical theatre company Rhum and Clay and darkly comic theatre writer and director Redstone explore the funny and sometimes toxic world of men.
Lucid, funny, and moving, Rhum and Clay’s Testosterone ends up reflecting back at us our own world, a world where masculinity is both a loaded concept and a lived experience ” — Exuent Magazine
A striking piece of theatre that is as entertaining as it is insightful” — Reviews Hub
Multi-layered and gripping physical theatre… this is a refreshing, genuinely smart piece of work, full of undercutting humour” — The Guardian
Oct 02, 8PM: Opening
Oct 03 – 06, 09-13, 8PM
Oct 07 & 13, 2PM
Running Time: 65 mins, no intermission
Post Show Q&A following each performance
Writer: Kit Redstone
Director: Julian Spooner
Movement Director: Matthew Wells
Associate Director: Douglas Rintoul
Kit Redstone as Himself
The Diva: William Donaldson
Marlon Brando: Julian Spooner
The Sportsman: Matthew Wells
Additional devising: Christopher Harrisson
Set and Costume Designer: Alberta Jones
Lighting and Sound Designer: Geoff Hense
Technical Operator: Eleanor Bookham
Publicity Designer: Alberta Jones
Scientific Advisers: Dr. Ed Roberts and Professor Joe Herbert