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. From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam’s fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.

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.

Our award-winning production of Adam returns to the stage for it’s international debut.

Image by Andy Bell

Written by Frances Poet and directed by Cora Bissett

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland

Running Time:

80 minutes

Recommended Age Guide:





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Reflections on Adam

“Can the soul of a man reside in the body of a woman?”

This question… goes straight to the heart of what it means to be a trans person, it is the fuel that powers the trans debate and the match that lights the fuse of confrontation.

Our trans blogger in residence, Oceana Maund, reflects on the production.


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Help and Support

Adam tackles many painful topics. If you are affected by these issues, or want more general information about being a trans person in Scotland, click here to find out how to access information and support.

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Read about Adam in the Sunday Times.



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