Seven Dials Playhouse in Covent Garden, London has announced the cast ahead of its run of Foxes by Dexter Flanders.
Flanders’ debut play returns to London this summer from 3 May to 11 June 2022, following critically acclaimed runs at Theatre503 and Theatre Peckham.
Directed by James Hillier (Sunnymead Court, The Actors Centre/Arcola; Not Talking, Arcola), Foxes tells the moving and complex story of family, community and sexual identity, tackling the Black gay experience with tenderness and beautiful depth.
Returning to the play in the cast are Michael Fatogun (Sweet Like Chocolate Boy, Tobacco Factory Theatre), Anyebe Godwin (Little Baby Jesus, Orange Tree Theatre), Doreene Blackstock (Sex Education, Netflix; Equus, Trafalgar Studios) and Tosin Alabi (Queens Of Sheba, UK National Tour). Nemide May (Albatross, Represent Theatre; Silent Witness; Doctors) is newly-cast in the role of Meera.
The rest of the creative team includes movement direction by Gerrard Martin (…cake, Theatre Peckham; GHBoy, Charing Cross Theatre), intimacy direction by Robbie Taylor Hunt (Everything After, Q Theatre Auckland), design by Erin Guan Page (Tokyo Rose, Edinburgh Fringe), lighting and projection design by award-winning Will Monks (Ali & Dahlia, Pleasance; Trojan Horse, Edinburgh Fringe) and sound by Josh Anio Grigg (Faith, Hope & Charity, National Theatre; Crucible, Yard Theatre).
The production will be accompanied by an exciting Associated Programme encompassing a number of professional development sessions. The programme is presented in partnership with Mind in Haringey and Afridiziak and includes movement and martial arts workshops and a poetry session with Poetic Unity. Highlights comprise multi-award-winning playwright Roy Williams in conversation with Dexter Flanders and a writing workshop with poet, playwright, performer, Inua Ellams and a scratch night inspired by Foxes on the theme of ‘Animal Instincts’.