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National Theatre of Scotland


Tue 5 - Wed 6 Sep 2017

Recommended for age 14+ | 75mins

A tale of transformation. Sensitive, sophisticated and potent, this is a journey from female to male, and from Egypt to Glasgow.

Friends Discount applicable

£14.50 / £12.50 Conc / £5.50 Students

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

Adam was born into a girl’s body in Egypt. But Adam always knew that he was really a boy. A boy, trapped in a girl’s body. In a deeply conservative society, Adam had no way to describe this feeling and if you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.

This is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. From Egypt to Scotland, Adam’s flight crosses borders and genders to find a place for him to call home.

In a world first, this production features a world choir of trans individuals from across the globe, integrated into what is a remarkable multimedia production and a bold exploration of the experience of a young transgender person. 

*Recommended for age 14+. Contains partial nudity, adult themes and some strong language.

‘An unforgettable thunderbolt of feeling.’ - THE TELEGRAPH
‘A powerful story of transcendence.’  - THE HERALD
‘All round punch in the gut theatre not to be missed.’  - EDINBURGH GUIDE
‘Moving true account of a young trans man’s journey.’ - THE STAGE
Adam Kashmiry has just recently won an Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Herald Angel award for sharing his extraordinary story.