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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.

    Performance dates:
    14 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
    Arts Theatre (See map)
    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.

    Latest Audience Reviews

    johannabergman's avatar
    johannabergman 10 Apr 2018

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

    Jamb0r's avatar
    Jamb0r Top 50 reviewer 27 Jun 2017

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

    shaun's avatar
    shaun 26 Jun 2017

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

    londontheatrefan's avatar
    londontheatrefan Top 100 reviewer 22 Jun 2017

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

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    doonakebab Top 100 reviewer 06 Jul 2017
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    hayleyculverhouse Top 200 reviewer 16 Jul 2017
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