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Double Bill: Adam & Eve

Visiting Company


Adam and Eve, two complementary pieces exploring trangender and non-binary life can be seen together in one evening. 

National Theatre of Scotland presents two new groundbreaking productions exploring extraordinary lives in transition.

Adam, by Frances Poet and Cora Bissett (Glasgow Girls), is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man and his fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home. Featuring a 120-strong virtual choir of trans individuals from across the globe. 

In Eve, legendary playwright, performer, father and grandmother Jo Clifford tells the story of a child raised as a boy, when she knew all along that was wrong. What does that do to our understanding of what it is to be human in times of revolutionary change?

National Theatre of Scotland

Main Theatre

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Recommended 14+. Contains partial nudity, self-harm, descriptions of sexual violence, adult themes and some strong language.

Signed 15 Sep, 7.00pm

Wheelchair Access
Guide Dogs welcome
Induction Loop

During the interval between Eve and Adam, there will be live music and poetry from Elaine Gallagher and Sarah Fanet of The Adam World Choir.

Elaine Gallagher - Home from the Hills
Come sit in the home from the hill, look at the pictures and listen to the stories and poems. Choose a picture that speaks to you and Poet Elaine will tell you the story behind it, part of a journey of loss and home.

Sarah Fanet
Original music by Sarah Fanet ( guitar and vocals ), telling of her life in the Scottish Highlands and drawing on her love of Yeats poetry. She will be accompanied by Sally Fiddler ( fiddle and backing vocals).

Watch filmed interviews with different members of the Adam World Choir around the world


“an unforgettable thunderbolt of feeling”
The Telegraph

“great performances, intelligent direction on a cleverly-designed set from Emily James and a well-judged narrative”
British Theatre Guide

“a powerful story of transcendence”
The Herald

“a play that is fresh, interesting and impactful”
The Skinny

“Lyrical, joyous and vital”
Exeunt Magazine


“It took a few years to really understand what it is I am”
The Herald  

Single performances of Adam and Eve

These two pieces exploring trangender and non-binary life can be seen individually on the following days:
Adam 13 Sep, 7.30pm
Eve 14 Sep, 7.30pm
Tickets for each single performance are priced £10.50 - £15

Adam Production Trailer


Adam Production Photos


Eve Production Photos



Want to get involved?

We’re inviting trans and non-binary individuals aged 16+ to take part in twice-weekly workshops from Tue 8 Aug – Tue 12 Sep to create a newly-devised piece to be performed in our Circle Studio before the performance of Adam on Wed 13 Sep and Eve on Thur 14 Sep.
Please contact Elly Goodman for more information: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cora Bissett on Adam
Jo Clifford on the story of Eve
Adam teaser trailer
Eve teaser