NST, Nuffield Southampton Theatres | What's On Southampton



06 June, 2019 - 08 June, 2019

The Olivier award winning bittersweet comedy comes direct from a critically-acclaimed West End run. At NST Campus.

  • wheelchair access
  • hearing enhancement
  • assistance dogs

A Hartshorn - Hook production


6 - 8 June 2019 NST Campus

We regret to announce that today’s performances of Rotterdam at NST Campus are cancelled as a result of a hate crime directed at two of our actors. We are devastated that this kind of behaviour is still so prevalent, a fact which reinforces the importance of this play’s message. We are doing all we can to support the team and thank our audiences and colleagues for their support.

By Jon Brittain

Director Donnacadh O'Briain 

Post-show Q&A: 7 June

Education Pack


‘No, Alice, I don’t want to become a man, I just want to stop trying to be a woman.’

Following a critically-acclaimed West End run Jon Brittain's Rotterdam is embarking on a UK tour.

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 Fiona reveals that he has always identified as a man and now wants to start living as one named Adrian. As Adrian begins his transition, Alice must face a question she never thought she'd ask... does this mean she's straight?

A bittersweet comedy about gender, sexuality and being a long way from home from writer Jon Brittain, co-creator of Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho, and writer of What Would Spock Do?The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo and NST's Christmas show Billionaire Boy The Musical. 


“Smartly observed and very funny… warm and emotionally intelligent”

Evening Standard


“Brittain’s play is another reminder - warm, witty and wise - of the stupidity of thinking that there are only two genders”

Time Out


Rebecca Banatvala

Rebecca Banatvala


Lucy Jane  Parkinson

Lucy Jane Parkinson


Paul Heath

Paul Heath


Stella Taylor

Stella Taylor


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