Eve / Adam double bill

National Theatre of Scotland presents two new uplifting, brave and deeply personal productions exploring extraordinary lives in transition. Following phenomenally successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and subsequent tour, EVE and ADAM can both be seen together in one evening.


Eve tells the story of a child raised as a boy, when she knew all along that was wrong.
That child grew up to be one of the 10 Outstanding Women in Scotland in 2017.
What does that do to our understanding of what it is to be human in times of revolutionary change?
With trans rights again under threat, legendary playwright, performer, father and grandmother Jo Clifford tells a story both gentle and passionate, intimate and political, to remind us that the journey towards our real selves is one we all need to make.

Written by Jo Clifford and Chris Goode
Directed by Susan Worsfold
Performed by Jo Clifford

Recommended age guideline: 14+
Eve image by Christopher Bowen.


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.
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

Recommended age guideline: 14+
Note: Contains partial nudity, adult themes and some strong language

Adam image by Andy Bell

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Running Time:

180 mins (including interval)

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Eve Audience Response

Adam Audience Response