Rotterdam at Arts Theatre tickets
Rotterdam at Arts Theatre tickets

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Overview

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

13 Reviews Add review

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 int... More

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 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 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.

jamesatwill 178, 85 reviews, 3 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, 99 reviews, 2 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 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 5"10, 99 reviews, 2 helpful votes

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

londontheatrefan 5'4", 173 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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 5'4", 173 reviews, 5 helpful votes

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

doonakebab 5'10", 52 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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 5'10", 52 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

pumpkin08 5' 2", 34 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

pumpkin08 5' 2", 34 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Funny and poignant, I would definitely recommend.

lynne0307 5.9, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Funny and poignant, I would definitely recommend.

lynne0307 5.9, 25 reviews, 0 helpful votes

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 167 reviews, 1 helpful vote

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 167 reviews, 1 helpful vote

markeastaugh 6"1, 124 reviews, 1 helpful vote

markeastaugh 6"1, 124 reviews, 1 helpful vote

tp6894 5"11, 40 reviews, 2 helpful votes

tp6894 5"11, 40 reviews, 2 helpful votes