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Rotterdam transfers to Trafalgar Studios 2
Louis Hartshorn and Brian Hook, Hartshorn - Hook Productions in association with Theatre503 present the transfer of Rotterdam, written by Jon Brittain, at the Trafalgar Studios 2 in central London for a limited run from 26 July to 27 August 2016, with an official opening on 28 July.
The a bittersweet comedy deals with the themes of gender, sexuality and being a long way from home and previously enjoyed a run at Theatre503, a fringe venue in Battersea, south London. It features set design by Ellan Parry, lighting by Richard Williamson and sound by Keegan Curran. Anna Martine (Fiona/Adrian), Alice McCarthy (Alice) and Jessica Clark (Lelani) will be reprising their roles. They will be joined by Ed Eales-White as Josh.
Synopsis: "Alice wants to come out as a lesbian. Her girlfriend 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, her girlfriend reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one. Now Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?"
Jon Brittain wrote Rotterdam after a couple of his friends transitioned in the late 2000s and researched and consulted widely. He spoke to many trans people and their partners and discussed the show with various parties who were all supportive. This included Trans Media Watch who then endorsed the play.