First look rehearsal images have been released for Dexter Flanders’ powerful debut play FOXES at Theatre503, starring Michael Fatogun and Anyebe Godwin.
Interrogating the foundations of family and community when beliefs are suddenly disrupted, FOXES explores the complexities of sexual identity and the search for acceptance and joy.
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, Flanders’ portrait of tormented masculinity and homosexuality is a detailed exploration into the cultural clash between upbringing and identity, when one kiss could have the power to destroy everything.
Further casting includes Doreene Blackstock (Sex Education, Netflix; Equus, Trafalgar Studios), July Namir (Baghdad Central, Channel 4) and Tosin Alabi (Queens Of Sheba, UK National Tour) under the direction of James Hillier (Sunnymead Court, The Actors Centre/ Arcola; Not Talking, Arcola).
FOXES is at Theatre503 5th – 23rd October 2021. Tickets are on sale here.