Interrogating the foundations of family and community when beliefs are suddenly disrupted is FOXES, the debut play from Dexter Flanders. It explores the complexities of sexual identity and the search for acceptance and joy. And you can catch it now at Theatre503 in London.
What is the ultimate sacrifice when societal and religious pressures, and street masculinity collide with a young black man’s identity? This fierce debut – shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award – shines a light on queerness within London’s Caribbean Community. Drawn from experiences close to home, it’s Flanders’ portrait of tormented masculinity and homosexuality. Its a detailed exploration into the cultural clash between upbringing and identity. One kiss could have the power to destroy everything.
Foxes at Theatre503
Michael Fatogun (Sweet Like Chocolate Boy, Tobacco Factory Theatre) and Anyebe Godwin (Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree Theatre) will bring Flanders’ powerful debut play to life. The rest of the cast includes Doreene Blackstock (Sex Education, Netflix), July Namir (Baghdad Central, Channel 4) and Tosin Alabi (Queens Of Sheba, UK National Tour). And it’s directed by James Hillier (Sunnymead Court, The Actors Centre/ Arcola).
Theatre503 is an intimate 63-seat theatre that champions new writers. This play is a joint production between the theatre and theatre company Defibrillator, with support from The Actor’s Centre.
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When: On until 23rd October 2021, with a relaxed/captioned performance on 20th October
Where: Theatre503, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW
£: Tickets cost from £10
More info: theatre503.com