PREVIEW: ‘TESTOSTERONE’ by Kit Redstone

What kind of man are you?

Image: Richard Davenport

One year after his first injection of testosterone, 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, this is the true story of transgender writer-performer 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 work out, then transforms into an epic coming-of-age quest for a masculine identity in an environment that affords little space to hide.

TESTOSTERONE combines storytelling, comedy and physical theatre to offer an intimate, life-enhancing glimpse into Kit’s unique perspective. It also tells a powerful story about gender itself, charting Kit’s own experiences as a new man stepping for the first time into the world of masculinity.

Irreverent and refreshingly honest, TESTOSTERONE explores the sometimes toxic world of men and looks at the benefits and restraints Kit has observed whilst becoming a man.

At the forefront of the UK’s transgender theatre movement, Kit Redstone’s work is leading the way towards making more inclusive, respectful theatre. TESTOSTERONE won Best Theatre Show at the Pleasance Indie Awards 2017, was nominated for the Peter Brook Empty Space Award 2017, and was featured as part of the British Council Showcase at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017.

“Multi-layered and gripping physical theatre piece is much more than what Redstone wickedly satirises as another story about “brave little trans soldiers” which reminds us that transitioning is a beginning not an ending”…. The Guardian

For Rhum and Clay, this show follows Edinburgh smash hit 64 Squares, which received wide critical acclaim. They have also presented HardboiledThe Man in the Moone and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Lyn Gardner recently wrote how “Rhum and Clay have come of age,” while Broadway Baby said, “With Testosterone, Rhum and Clay have proven themselves to be one of the most exciting and engaging theatre companies currently working in Britain.”


Event: Rhum and Clay & Kit Redstone present TESTOSTERONE

Where: The Old Market, 11a Upper Market Street, Hove, BN3 1AS

When: Monday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Time: 7.30pm

Cost: £12.50/£10 concs.

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Or telephone: 01273 201 801

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