A young man with dark hair and light brown eyes looks forward, directly into the camera.


2017, 2019


If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.

Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam's fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.

Adam returns to the stage following a phenomenally successful run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 and subsequent tour. In a world first, Adam features an international digital choir of trans individuals from across the globe which has been uniquely integrated into this remarkable multimedia production.

Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bissett. Written by Frances Poet. Music score composed by Jocelyn Pook.


  • 5 Stars

    an extraordinary story

    The List

  • 5 Stars

    an unforgettable thunderbolt of feeling

    The Telegraph

  • 5 Stars

    a powerful story of transcendence

    The Herald

  • 5 Stars

    Playful rather than preachy, Adam is both a success in terms of experimental theatrical form and affective, non-manipulative storytelling.

    The National

  • 5 Stars

    Engaging, digital, current, and important

    The Sunday Post

  • 5 Stars

    (a) wonderful story, one which expands our understanding of what it is to be human.


  • 5 Stars

    overflows with personality and warmth

    The Skinny

  • 4 Stars

    high-energy and often spectacular theatre

    The Scotsman


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