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 a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian.

Now, as Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home from writer Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, and writer of What Would Spock Do? and The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo.

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Jon Brittain
Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, Hartshorn - Hook Productions in association with Theatre503
Donnacadh O’Briain
Richard Williamson
Keegan Curran
Ellan Parry
Cast list:
Anna Martine (Fiona / Adrian), Alice McCarthy (Alice), Ed Eales-White (Josh), Jessica Clark (Lelani)

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6-7 Great Newport Street, London, WC2H 7JB
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Leicester Square
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Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam to return to London as part of UK tour
Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Jon Brittain’s Olivier Award-winning play Rotterdam is set to embark on a UK tour which will include its return to London, it has been announced. The play follows the story of a couple – Alice and Fiona. Alice is plucking up the courage to email her parents to tell them that she’s gay, while Fiona reveals he has always identified as a male, and wants to begin living life as a man named Adrian.

Interview with Olivier Award-winning writer of Rotterdam Jon Brittain
Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jon Brittain's play Rotterdam has achieved unprecedented success in London over the past eighteen months. Originally opening at Theatre 503 in November 2015 where it was described by The Guardian as “a shiny study of love and sexuality” it later transferred to Trafalgar Studios 2 and last month won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. As part of its triumphant journey it is currently preparing to open in New York as part of the 'Brits Off Broadway' season, and thanks to its award success is returning to London for a new run at the Arts Theatre this summer.

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