Rotterdam at Arts Theatre tickets
Rotterdam at Arts Theatre tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 14+

Dates and times

Opened: 21 Jun 2017
Press night: 22 Jun 2017
Booking from: 14 Jul 2017
Booking until: 15 Jul 2017

Location and map

Arts Theatre
6-7 Great Newport Street
London, WC2H 7JB

14 Reviews Add review

johannabergman 170cm, 32 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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... More

Jamb0r 178, 182 reviews, 8 helpful votes

Rotterdam is a delightfully unique play that feels fresher and more interesting than a lot else that the West End currently has to... More

shaun 5"10, 81 reviews, 6 helpful votes

Such an enjoyable play and production! The staging is so well done, and performances were fantastic. The play itself could've addressed... More

londontheatrefan 5'4", 204 reviews, 5 helpful votes

Really good play; interesting look at gender, sexuality and relationships when one party in a same sex couple decides to transition... More

doonakebab 5'10", 189 reviews, 4 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 3 helpful votes

tp6894 5"11, 40 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Excellent performances, thought provoking play. Would recommend it, well worth seeing. Nice bar too.

pumpkin08 5' 1", 88 reviews, 0 helpful votes

A brilliant piece of theatre. A strong cast of four deal a great production. An emotional rollercoaster!

paulfootie 6'3", 96 reviews, 3 helpful votes