Jon Brittain’s Rotterdam will transfer to the Off Broadway theatre, 59E59, in New York, following a highly successful debut at London’s Theatre503 and a critically acclaimed run at the Trafalgar Studios in the West End.
Hartshorn-Hook Productions takes its first show to North America this Spring. MD, Louis Hartshorn, said tonight: “We are delighted to be working again alongside this amazing team to bring Rotterdam to 59E59.
“Audiences in the UK have been incredibly taken with this show and we’re looking forward to sharing this witty and wise story even further to bring this rare gem of a play to the New York audience”.
Anna Martine Freeman (The Nether), Alice McCarthy (Boris: World King) and Ed Eales White (Strap in its Clever Peter) reprise their roles in this poignant and highly comic production with Ellie Morris (Peter Pan Goes Wrong) joining the cast as Lelani.
Rotterdam will be directed by Director Donnacadh O’Briain.
Rotterdam 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.
Brittain, inspired to write Rotterdam, which will run in NY from May 17, after stories of friends transitioning in the late 2000s, became aware of the absence of transgender stories in popular culture and wanted to address the issue on the stage.
Members of the trans communities, including Trans Media Watch, have since lent their endorsement to the production.