RotterdamDuration 2h

Arts Theatre, Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB

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Following an Olivier Award-winning run at Trafalgar Studios in 2016, and an Off-Broadway Season in New York, Jon Brittain's transgender drama Rotterdam 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?

Rotterdam is a bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home which won the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre award at the 2017 Olivier Awards with Mastercard ceremony. It is penned by acclaimed writer Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen Of Soho, and writer of What Would Spock Do? and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). 

Anna Martine Freeman, Alice McCarthy, Ed Eales-White and Ellie Morris reprise their roles in this poignant and highly comic production. 

Age Recommendation: 14+

Cast & Creatives

Anna Martine Freeman, Alice McCarthy, Ellie Morris, Ed Eales-White
Jon Brittain
Donnacadh O'Briain
Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, Hartshorn - Hook Productions
Lighting Designer
Richard Williamson
Keegan Curran

Arts Theatre

Great Newport Street,London,United Kingdom,WC2H 7JB
020 7836 8463
Official site
Nearest tube
Leicester Square (50m)
Nearest bus
24, 29, 176
Nearest train
Charing Cross

Westminter City Council car park at China Town. NCP at Upper St Martin's Lane. Very limited metered parking available in surrounding streets- free after 6.30pm.

This venue accepts Theatre Tokens

Access information

How to book
Tel: 020 7836 8463
Available for wheelchair/scooter users and their companions.
Limited mobility
Seats B1 and B16 in the Circle and A1, A14, B1, B16 & 17, C18 and BB1 & 2 in the Stalls offer the best leg room.
Access description
Access to main entrance via a slight ramp and through double doors. Box office counter is straight ahead. 19 steps down to the Stalls to the right of the box office and 5 steps up to the Circle to the left of it. Venue carpeted throughout, stairs are highlighted with handrails on either side.
Hearing impaired
None at present
Guide dogs policy
2 guide dogs allowed into auditorium. Staff are also happy to dog sit.
Entrance to the auditorium via double fire EXIT doors to the left of the main entrance. Long, slightly sloped corridor with handrail on one side takes one to the back of the Circle. 1 space for wheelchair/scooter user in the back of the Circle. Transfer seating for either 2 wheelchairs or 1 scooter user to an aisle seat - please ask when booking.
No steps to men's and women's in the Stalls- the cubicles are very narrow.
Disabled toilets
Very large cubicle with some adapted toilet facilities at the back of Circle. Fully adapted toilet planned during refurbishment in 2005.
Bar located inside the foyer, the counter is to the left (1.2m high) with low moveable seating in the centre. Bar with moveable seating also at Stalls level. Drinks may be brought to disabled customers in the auditorium.
This venue accepts Theatre Tokens