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 was the winner of the 2017 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. Alice McCarthy, Anna Martine Freeman, Ed Eales-White and Ellie Morris will reprise their roles.
Director Donnacadh O’Briain comments, Rotterdam made me laugh-out-loud and well up with tears from the first time I picked it out of a pile of scripts, and it continues to do that every time I see it. It’s an honour and a joy to share that with the theatre capital of the world.