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?
Rotterdam, directed by Donnacadh O’Briain, is a bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home by acclaimed 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.
Anna Martine )The Nether), Alice McCarthy (Boris: World King), Ed Eales-White (Strap In – It’s Clever Peter) and Jessica Clark (The Events) reprise their roles in this poignant and highly comic production.
Director Donnacadh O’Briain comments: “There’s something really special about this play, and about the cast who brought it to life. Audiences were incredibly taken with it, I’ve rarely seen a reception like we had at Theatre503. We were entirely sold out a day or two after press night so it’s fantastic to be able to bring it back to a wider audience. I think it’s a must see and I’m not biased at all“.