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Jon Brittain’s Olivier Award-winning drama Rotterdam receives a West End run at London’s Arts Theatre. Following a sold-out, critically acclaimed season at Trafalgar Studios, the pertinent play transfers for a four week engagement. Rotterdam sees Alice prepared to come out to her parents, only for her girlfriend to reveal a secret of her own.

Following a sold-out season at Trafalgar Studios, Jon Brittain’s Olivier Award-winning drama Rotterdam transfers to the West End. The production played a limited four week season at the Arts Theatre, the play is described as a bittersweet comedy focusing on gender, sexuality and finding yourself a long way from home.

Originally premiering at Theatre503, Rotterdam sees Alice preparing to come out to her parents as a lesbian, via a well-worded email. But before she has a chance to press send, her girlfriend Fiona reveals a secret of her own. When Alice learns that Fiona would like to start living as Adrian, she is forced to ask a question she never thought she would… Is she straight?

After a critically acclaimed run at Trafalgar Studios in 2016, Rotterdam went on to receive the award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre at the 2017 Olivier Awards. Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain, the play features design by Ellan Parry, lighting by Richard Williamson and sound by Keegan Curran.

Rotterdam featured a cast including Anna Martine Freeman (The Nether) as Fiona/Adrian, Alice McCarthy (Boris: World King) as Alice, Ellie Morris (Peter Pan Goes Wrong) as Lelani and Ed Eales-White as Josh.

Jon Brittain’s previous plays include What Would Spock Do?, The Easter Rising and Thereafter and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad), as well as directed festival hit Maggie Thatcher Queen of Soho.

Rotterdam played a limited season at London’s Arts Theatre from June 22nd to July 15th 2017.

Sorry this show closed 15 July 2017, we recommend these similar productions.

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Performance dates:
14 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Age recommendation:
Suitable for ages 14+
Audience Notes:
Those who missed the opportunity to see it at previous venues now have the chance to watch the pertinent Olivier Award-winning play in an equally intimate West End venue. Perfect for the young generation, this educational play is a must see.

Rotterdam is suitable for those aged 14 and up.

Rotterdam Reviews

14 Reviews
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User Reviews

Performance date: 06 July 2017

A really nice play that goes into great detail on a topic that people really need educating on at the moment (when I was going into the theatre there was a woman complaining that the ladies toilet had been turned into a gender neutral toilet - I real Read more

Performance date: 26 June 2017

Rotterdam is a delightfully unique play that feels fresher and more interesting than a lot else that the West End currently has to offer. Rarely for a new play, it manages to be genuinely funny, without feeling either pretentious nor cliched. It is h Read more

Performance date: 23 June 2017
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