ROTTERDAM Embarks on UK Tour in 2019

The Olivier Award winning ROTTERDAM by Jon Brittain is to return to the UK on a nationwide tour next year.

Directed by Donnacadh O’Briain, ROTTERDAM premiered at Wandsworth’s Theatre503 in 2015 before transferring to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios the following year, bagging the Olivier for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre for its run. This was followed by a 2017 revival at the Arts Theatre. ROTTERDAM then headed stateside in a highly acclaimed transfer to New York.

ROTTERDAM follows Alice and Fiona, a couple  at the point in their relationship when Fiona reveals he has always identified as a male, and now wants to start living as a man called Adrian. Brittain wrote the play in response to several of his friends transitioning in the late 2000s.

Director O’Briain said: ‘We are delighted to be taking ROTTERDAM on its first UK tour. It’s a privilege to be able to share this funny, moving and beautiful story with audiences around the whole country’.

The play opens at Kingston’s Rose Theatre on 4th April 2019. It will then tour to Brighton, York, Leicester, Harlow, Exeter, Birmingham, Malvern, Guildford, Mold, Southampton and Eastbourne. Although casting for the production is still to be announced, Hartshorn-Hook Productions have committed to ensuring ROTTERDAM has equality and gender diversity among the cast and creatives.

The full cast and more venues up to June, will be announced in early 2019.


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