Jon Brittain's

Rotterdam

It’s New Year’s Eve and the email is drafted. Alice has finally decided to come out to her parents, but a revelation from her girlfriend Fiona prompts an unexpected question.

Show details

Written by
Jon Brittain

Directed by
Vik Sivalingam

Venue
The Carne Studio Theatre

Tickets
£14 (£7 concessions)*

Dates
29 Nov-5 Dec

About the show

New Year’s Eve. The email is drafted and ready to send.

With the countdown approaching, Alice has finally decided to tell her parents she is gay. As she gets ready to press send, she is interrupted by her girlfriend Fiona who reveals that he has always identified as a man and would now like to start living as one named Adrian. 

Adrian’s transition leads to Alice facing a question she never thought she’d ask… does this mean she’s straight? 

Jon Brittain is a playwright, television writer and director. His critically acclaimed play Rotterdam premiered at Theatre503 in 2015 before transferring to Trafalgar Studios where it earned him a nomination for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards 2016. It later transferred to 59E59 in New York and the Arts Theatre in the West End. Rotterdam won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2017. 

Other work includes the cult hit show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows, and the plays A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad) which won a Fringe First Award in 2017. He is currently a staff writer on The Crown for Netflix and working on several new scripts for the BBC as well as the musical How to Stop Being Fat and Start Being Happy with composer Harry Blake. 

For LAMDA: In Arabia We’d All Be KingsWild HoneyMacbethPoshRomeo and Juliet

Other Theatre includes: The Ice Cream Boys (World Premiere, Jermyn Street Theatre), There of Here (London Premiere, Park Theatre), Home (London Premiere, The Last Refuge), The Drunken City (London Premiere, Tabard Theatre), Twelfth Night (Iris Theatre), Macbeth (Sainsbury Theatre), The Tempest (Rio Olympics), Invisible Man (RSC @ Park Avenue Armory, NY), The Radio Serenade (Medicine Show Theatre, NY), Much Ado About Nothing (The Whitman Theatre, NY), Closer (New Crescent Theatre) and Crimes of the Heart (Old Rep Theatre).

Vik is Senior Tutor- Acting Projects at LAMDA. He is a graduate of the Arts Council/ Birkbeck, University of London MFA in Theatre Directing and also holds a PG Award in Teaching Shakespeare (RSC/ Warwick University).

Cast

Josh
Adam Wadsworth

Alice
Cecily Bednar Schmidt

Lelani
Quelin Sepulveda

Fiona/Adrian​​​​​
Saskia Crerar

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Tickets cost £14, but we have £7 concessions tickets available to Hammersmith & Fulham residents, students, or people who are over 65, under 18 or are on Job Seeker's Allowance. You'll just need to provide proof of your eligibility when you collect your tickets at the Box Office.

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