By Dexter Flanders
Directed by James Hillier
With Tosin Alabi, Raphel Famotibe, Bayo Gbadamosi, Suzette Llewellyn, and Nemide May
If one kiss had the power to destroy everything, would you risk it?
Foxes follows Daniel, a young black man trying to keep up with his life in London’s Caribbean community while balancing his own goals with his family’s expectations. When his relationship with best friend Leon brings an unexpected change it creates turmoil, bringing a taboo into his family home that has the power to tear the closest and most loving relationships apart.
A deeply moving and complex story of family, community, and sexual identity, Foxes tackles the Black gay experience with tenderness and beautiful depth.
Winner of a Black British Theatre Award and an Offie Award
59E59 Theaters, Defibrillator, and M. Green Productions are thrilled to be hosting a Black Theater Community Night on Friday, June 23. We invite anyone who identifies as Black to join us for the 7:00 PM performance, which will be followed by a talkback with Carl Cofield (Associate Artistic Director of Harlem Classical Theater), and actor/author Suzette Llewellyn. Contact our box office to get $25 tickets to this performance.
Defibrillator make provocative, thrilling and acclaimed theatre in the UK and USA. Established in 2011 with the site-specific The Hotel Plays by Tennessee Williams and most recently producing the groundbreaking and awarding winning Foxes by Dexter Flanders. The company continue to push boundaries, creating entertaining and socially important stories.
Stories that send an electric pulse to the heart.
Read more at: www.defibrillatortheatre.com
M. Green Productions is an independent theatre production company dedicated to delivering exceptional productions worldwide. Under the leadership of Producer Mitchell Reeve, M. Green Productions is committed to presenting works that engage, inspire, and captivate a diverse range of audiences.
Read more at: mgreenproductions.co.uk
"An inspired achievement" – NY Stage Review
"Striking new play [with] high-voltage performances" – TheaterMania
"A sly and thoughtful exploration of a series of taboo subjects" – OffOffOnline
"Delicate and profoundly moving"
"The cast is outstanding... Suzette Llewellyn, Nemide May, and Tosin Alabi all deliver rich and nuanced performances"
"Bayo Gbadamosi as Leon and Raphel Famotibe as Daniel are both extraordinary as they try to negotiate their hearts, their relationship, and who they are in the context of their culture." – Gay City News
"Particularly compelling...there is so much honesty in the writing, as well as in the performances under James Hillier's sensitive direction" – Talkin' Broadway
★★★★ "Foxes provides a voice to a community too often marginalised by theatre and demonstrates that the stories that emerge as a result have a universal resonance. More please." – Broadway World
★★★★ "Shattering tale of faith and family – Dexter Flanders’ tender debut about a fractured family shows the tensions and compromises faced by Black gay men" – The Guardian
★★★★★ "Everything works together in this stunning production to create a groundbreaking theatrical triumph." – Broadway Baby
★★★★★ "A powerful and emotional play with a voice that deserves to be heard." – Everything Theatre