Revolutionary Road


Revolutionary Road

Theater Rotterdam / Erik Whien


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Revolutionary Road
Theater Rotterdam / Erik Whien
€ 12.50

"Derwig and Gorter play a masterly game of ping-pong with striking, meaningful sentences" - de Volkskrant ★★★★

Young married couple Frank and April Wheeler are completely stuck in their bourgeois existence in the suburbs of a big city, where everything is about conforming to the perfect image. As they begin to hate their lives more and more, their marriage slowly falls apart.

Livestream via ITALive on Sunday December 19.

Start: 8:00 p.m. CET
Duration: 1 hour 45 minutes
Livestream December 19

Dutch spoken with English surtitles

How do you break out of your life without breaking down?

Maybe they should leave everything behind: the boring drama club, the friendship with Shep and Milly, the pushy neighbour Helen, the monotonous job with the good salary. Being free, starting a new life in Paris. But the decision to start a new life has more consequences than expected. Not only for Frank and April, but also for the people around them.

Based on Richard Yates' heartbreaking novel

With his in-depth sense of psychology, Richard Yates gets into the heads of his characters, whose inner lives are never as raked as their lawns. The much praised Revolutionary Road dissects the dream of the happy family life, and is a modern classic in the eyes of many.

-|-Erik Whiens Revolutionary Road is the first stage adaptation of the world-famous book, with actors Jacob Derwig, Malou Gorter, Teun Luijkx and Alejandra Theus as the inhabitants of the bourgeois suburb. A performance about the deepest imperfections of mankind. About escape, but not being able to escape yourself.

Back on stage

Revolutionary Road was among the official jury selection of the 2018 Netherlands Theatre Festival and Alejandra Theus received a nomination for the Theo d'Or 2018, for her role as April Wheeler. After a successful run in season 2017/2018, Revolutionary Road returns with the original cast at the end of 2021, to be seen once via ITALive on 19 December.

In the press

"Derwig and Gorter play a masterly game of ping-pong with striking, meaningful sentences" - de Volkskrant ★★★★

"Delightful actor's theatre" - Trouw ★★★★

"Teun Luijkx and Alejandra Theus play Frank and April full of passion and compassion" - Parool ★★★★

"Chillingly good" - Groene Amsterdammer

"Crystal clear and precisely directed down to the last millimetre" - NRC


text Richard Yates
adaptation Jacob Derwig
director Erik Whien
dramaturgy Casper Vandeputte
actors Jacob Derwig, Teun Luijkx, Malou Gorter, Alejandra Theus
decor Marc Warning
light Casper Leemhuis
costumes Rebekka Wörmann
music Floris Verbeij
production Theater Rotterdam & Toneelschuur Producties


On December 19, the performance will be streamed live from ITA. The stream has English subtitles. Ticket buyers will receive an email two hours before the start with the link and a personal password.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to watch the livestream at another time. We play the performance live on the ITA stage and the livestream is a direct connection so that you can watch what is happening in ITA at home.