Rotterdam - Trafalgar Studio Two

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Venue Information
Trafalgar Studio Two

Trafalgar Studio Two
14 Whitehall

Seating Plan


(5mins) Head left on the main road Strand. Follow Trafalgar Square around onto Whitehall and the theatre’s on your right.


Rotterdam returns to London with Alice McCarthy, Anne Martine, Jessica Clark and Ed Eales-White leading the cast and Donnacadh O’Briain directing.

Jon Brittain’s play has already earned critical acclaim with its run at Theatre503 and its transfer to the West End cannot come soon enough. It is a smart and poignant comedy that offers a thought-provoking look at sexuality and the trans community.

The show, as the title suggests, is set in Rotterdam (writer Brittain grew up in the Netherlands) and it focuses on the characters of Alice and Fiona. They are both in a relationship and Alice is finally ready to tell her parents that she is gay when she is hit with a quandary. Fiona has announced that he wishes to live his life as a man named Adrian, having always considered himself a part of the opposite sex. This begs a difficult question for Alice to answer – is she really gay after all?

Alice McCarthy plays Alice in the production, having also taken on the part at Theatre503 in 2015. She also worked with director Donnacadh O'Briain in Blue Stockings in Bristol, whilst her other credits include The Innocent Mistress, Serious Money, Three Sisters and The Merchant Of Venice, all of which appeared at venues around Bristol.

Meanwhile, writer Jon Britain earned well-deserved praise for Rotterdam when it opened in London in 2015. It landed him an Off West End Award nomination and solidified his status as a writer with a bright future ahead of him. His other work includes Phillipa And Will Are Now In A Relationship and Margaret Thatcher: Queen Of Soho.

Rotterdam opens at Whitehall’s Trafalgar Studios 2 on Thursday 28th July 2016 (previews from Tuesday 26th July 2016).

Show Information
Booking From: Saturday, 27th August 2016
Booking Until: Saturday, 27th August 2016
Show Status: production_closed
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