Having won the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, it has been confirmed that the acclaimed production will play the Arts Theatre from the 21st June. 

Rotterdam - Alice McCarthy and Anna Martine Courtesy of Piers Foley Photography_2
Alice McCarthy and Anna Martine Freeman in Rotterdam (c) Piers Foley. 

Following successful runs at the Trafalgar Studios and 59E59 Theater’s Brits Off Broadway in New York, Donnacadh O’Briain’s critically acclaimed production will return to London for a limited season only at the Arts Theatre.

Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend Fiona wants to start living as a man named Adrian. Now, as he begins his transition, Alice faces a question she never thought she’d ask… does this mean she’s straight?

Jon Brittain’s play is a bittersweet comedy about sexuality, gender and being a long way from home. Brittain was inspired to write Rotterdam after a couple of his friends decided to transition in the late 2000’s.

Director Donnacadh O’Briain said: “Rotterdam made me laugh-out-loud and well up with tears from the first time I picked it out of a pile of scripts, and it continues to do that every time I see it. It’s an honour and a joy to share that with the theatre capital of the world.”

The production will see Anna Martine Freeman (The Nether), Alice McCarthy (Boris: World King), Ed Eales-White (Strap In – It’s Clever Peter) and Ellie Morris (Peter Pan Goes Wrong)  all reprising their roles for this latest run of the play.

Meanwhile, the creative team includes designs by Ellan Parry, lighting by Richard Williamson and sound by Keegan Curran. Rotterdam is produced by Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook for  Hartshorn – Hook Productions.

Rotterdam will play at the Arts Theatre from the 21st June to the 15th July. To book tickets visit: Discount Theatre.com,  Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk,  Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk

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