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    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.

    Performance dates: 14 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017

    Age recommendation: Suitable for ages 14+

    Special notice: 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.

    Best Seats

    SeatPlan Recommends: The Arts Theatre have good seating throughout the auditorium, due to it being an intimate venue. For plays such as Rotterdam, it is best to sit in the middle of the Stalls to feel most involved. Avoid sitting in the first three rows, as the stage is high and cuts off a lot of action.

    Bargain hunters should aim for the rear of the Stalls, where a good view can be achieved despite the Circle overhang. If you want incredibly cheap seats, choose the bench seats in the Circle! These may be slightly uncomfortable, but there’s an excellent view, particularly in seats 8-14.

    Latest audience reviews

    johannabergman 10 Apr 2018

    A really nice play that goes into great detail on a topic that people really need educating on at the... More

    Jamb0r Top 50 reviewer27 Jun 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 really hope by the end of the play she had learnt something!). The play was very well written, acted and moving. I help to lead an LGBT employee resource group at my work so consider myself fairly knowledgeable on topics such as this one, but I learnt a great deal and have recommended a few of my colleagues go along to do the same. It was a shame to see a lot of empty seats for such a short run - I really hope that word of mouth helps this show out as I think people ought to see it, especially during the run up to London Pride.

    Jamb0r Top 50 reviewer27 Jun 2017

    Rotterdam is a delightfully unique play that feels fresher and more interesting than a lot else that... More

    shaun 26 Jun 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 hard to classify Rotterdam as a comedy though, with its main focus being on the moving story of the turmoil a couple faces when one of them decides they want to begin living as a man. It modulates the tone wonderfully throughout and managed to build to a conclusion that never feels hacky or predictable. Highly recommended.

    shaun 26 Jun 2017

    Such an enjoyable play and production! The staging is so well done, and performances were fantastic.... More

    londontheatrefan Top 100 reviewer22 Jun 2017

    Such an enjoyable play and production! The staging is so well done, and performances were fantastic. The play itself could've addressed the issues in a little more depth to provide a more moving experience, but the plentiful humour was a joy. I'd definitely recommend seeing this production.

    londontheatrefan Top 100 reviewer22 Jun 2017

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

    doonakebab Top 100 reviewer06 Jul 2017

    Really good play; interesting look at gender, sexuality and relationships when one party in a same sex couple decides to transition to male. The confusion and anxiety of the emotional implications on the other party is beautifully portrayed. Really poignant.

    doonakebab Top 100 reviewer06 Jul 2017
    hayleyculverhouse Top 100 reviewer16 Jul 2017
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