Cast set for Dexter Flanders’ play, Foxes, at Theatre503

Casting is set for Dexter Flanders’ play, Foxes, at Theatre503 in south London

Foxes Theatre503

Theatre company Defibrillator has announced casting for Dexter Flanders’ debut play, Foxes, coming to Theatre503 in London.

It will feature Michael Fatogan and Anyebe Godwin as Daniel and Leon, the two characters at the heart of this fierce drama exploring queerness and masculinity within London’s Caribbean community.

They will be joined by Doreene Blackstock, July Namir and Tosin Alabi.

Created as a co-production with The Actors Centre, the show will run at Theatre503 in Battersea from 5 to 23 October 2021.

It tells the story of Daniel, a young black man trying to keep up with his life which is moving fast. When his relationship with best friend Leon explodes, it knocks things from their axis, introducing a taboo into his family home that has the power to tear the closest and most loving relationships apart.

It is directed and produced by James Hillier and features Malakaï Sargeant as associate director, movement direction by Gerrard Martin, intimacy direction by Robbie Taylor Hunt, design work by Erin Guan and Rita Adeyosoye, lighting and projection design by Will Monks and sound design by Josh Anio Grigg.

Flanders trained as an actor at drama school Rada. Foxes was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award 2018. He was also chosen to take part in the Royal Court Theatre’s introduction to playwriting group in 2019.

The run will include a socially distanced performance on 13 October, a parent-and-baby performance on 20 October during the daytime and a relaxed performance, with captions, on 20 October in the evening.

theatre503.com

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