Following a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at Trafalgar Studios in 2016, and in 59E59 Theaters Brits Off Broadway Season in New York, Jon Brittain's Olivier award winning Rotterdam play comes to The Arts Theatre this Spring.
Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man.
It's New Year in Rotterdam, and Alice has finally plucked up the courage to email her parents and tell them she's gay. But before she can hit send, Fiona reveals that he has always identified as male and now wants to start living as a man named Adrian. Now, as Adrian confronts the reality of his transition, Alice faces a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?
The Rotterdam cast features Anna Martine as Fiona / Adrian, Alice McCarthy as Alice, Ed Eales-White as Josh, and Jessica Clark as Lelani. The producers are Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, Hartshorn - Hook Productions in association with Theatre503. Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain, with sound by Keegan Curran, design by Ellan Parry, and lighting by Richard Williamson.
Book your Rotterdam tickets at lastminute.com for this Olivier award winning bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home from writer Jon Brittain, writer of What Would Spock Do? and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad).
Rotterdam reviews sing the shows praises, calling it ‘Warm, witty, and wise’ (Time Out London) and ‘Sweet, heartfelt and funny’ (The Stage). The Evening Standard says ‘Brittain handles complex issues with great honesty and thoughtfulness, but also with a refreshing amount of wit.’
The Rotterdam London show takes place at The Arts Theatre, situated in the heart of the West End. The main house is a 350-seat proscenium arch theatre which has been in operation since 1927. The venue originally opened as a members-only club for the performance of unlicensed plays to avoid theatre censorship by the Lord Chamberlain's office. It was one of a small number of committed, independent theatre companies which took risks by producing a diverse range of new and experimental plays, or plays that were thought to be commercially non-viable on the West End. The theatrical producer Norman Marshall referred to these as ‘The Other Theatre’ in his 1947 book of the same name.
The complete Rotterdam running time is approximately 130 minutes including a 20 minute interval.
"WARM, WITTY AND WISE." - Time Out London
"BRITTAIN HANDLES COMPLEX ISSUES WITH GREAT HONESTY AND THOUGHTFULNESS, BUT ALSO WITH A REFRESHING AMOUNT OF WIT." - The Evening Standard
"SWEET, HEARTFELT AND FUNNY."- The Stage
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Recommended for Ages 14+