New Year’s. Rotterdam, 2018. Alice has finally found the courage to email her parents and tell them she’s lesbian. But before hitting send, her girlfriend reveals that she has always identified as male, and now wants to start living as one.
Jon Brittain received the Olivier Award in 2017 for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre and was nominated for the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards, with a nomination for the Off West End Award as well. His plays include The Wake, The Sexual Awakening of Peter Mayo, What Would Spock Do? and A Super Happy Story (About Feeling Super Sad). Brittain co-created the critically acclaimed show Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho (winner of both the Brighton Argus Angel for Artistic Excellence, at Brighton Fringe, and the Micheál Mac Liammóir Award for Best Male Performance at the Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival) and its sequel Margaret Thatcher Queen of Game Shows. He was one of the 503Five 2012/2013, and has worked extensively with Old Vic New Voices. Brittain has written for Radio 4’s The Now Show and the Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball. He created and starred in the online sketch show HodgePodge.
"Everything I’ve ever written has had some kind of comedic angle to it. To entertain someone is an excellent way to open them up to new thoughts, says Brittain. This story is an optimistic one. Given what’s happening in the world today, I think we need a bit of optimism.”