Following an Olivier Award-winning run at Trafalgar Studios in 2016, an Off-Broadway Season in New York, and performances across the country as part of a UK tour, Jon Brittain’s transgender drama Rotterdam comes to the Rose Theatre Kingston 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. The show played its world premiere at Theatre503 in London in 2015, before transferring to Trafalgar Studios in 2016, where it won the Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre award at the 2017 Olivier Awards with Mastercard ceremony.
Rotterdam 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).
Tender, touching, funny and thoughtful, Rotterdam is a superbly insightful and entertaining evening at the theatre.