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The Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock

04/05/2018 - 05/05/2018

£12 - £15

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  • Fri 04 May 2018
    7:30 pm On Sale
  • Sat 05 May 2018
    7:30 pm On Sale

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.

Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland.

You can also see Adam in a double-bill with Eve at Dundee Rep 24 – 26 May 2018.


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Adam tackles many painful topics. If you are affected by these issues, or want more general information about being a trans person in Scotland, then support is available.

Samaritans – Call 116 123 anytime
Call free for non-judgemental confidential support.
You don’t need to be suicidal – you can talk about any kinds of thoughts or feelings.

Breathing Space Scotland – Call 0800 83 85 87
6pm to 2am on weekdays, 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday)
Call free for emotional support and information about local mental health services.

Rape Crisis Scotland – Call 08088 01 03 02 anytime
(Their most trans-knowledgeable staff work Mondays and Thursdays 7pm-midnight)
Provides support and information for trans people affected by any sexual violence.

UK National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline – Call 0800 999 5428
10am–5pm weekdays (also 5pm – 8pm Thursdays and 12pm-4pm Sundays)
1pm-5pm Tuesdays is a trans specific service
Provides emotional and practical support for trans people experiencing domestic abuse.

LGBT Helpline Scotland – Call 0300 123 2523 or email
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12 – 9pm
Provides information and support for trans people and anyone exploring their gender.

Police Scotland – Call 101 (or 999 in an emergency) anytime to report hate crime
Provides LGBT liaison officers who can support trans people reporting hate crime.

Scottish Refugee Council – Call 0141 248 9799 (office hours)
Provides information and services for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.

Scottish Trans Alliance – email or call 0131 467 6039 (office hours)
Provides information about trans legal rights, including information about how to access NHS gender reassignment services, challenge discrimination and how to change gender on identity documents. Also provides activism training and campaigning opportunities.

Equality Network – email or call 07747 040 355 (office hours)
Provides information and tailored one-to-one activist mentoring for minority ethnic trans people and trans asylum-seekers and refugees.

LGBT Health (Glasgow and Edinburgh)
Glasgow – email: or call 0141 271 2330 (office hours)
Edinburgh – email: or call 0131 523 1104 (office hours)
Provides trans social groups, confidence-building workshops and access to counselling.

LGBT Youth Scotland – Email or call 0131 555 3940 (office hours)
Provides information, support and youth groups for trans young people aged 13 – 25.

LGBT Unity- Email or call 0141 387 0978
Information and support, with a particular focus on those going through the asylum

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Adam image by Andy Bell.