Adam

Cast: 1f 1m

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848426979Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780019369Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
First Staged:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2017

Adam

By Frances Poet

Paperback £9.99£7.99

EPUB £9.99£7.99

  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award - 2017

If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.

Frances Poet's play Adam is the remarkable true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey. It charts Adam's progress from Egypt to Scotland, across borders and genders, in his search for a place to call home.

The play was first performed by the National Theatre of Scotland at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, where it won a Fringe First award. It was directed by Cora Bissett, with music by Jocelyn Pook, and starred Adam Kashmiry, whose story inspired the play.

A TV movie based on the play, written by Frances Poet and also starring Adam Kashmiry, was made by Hopscotch Films and National Theatre of Scotland, and was broadcast by the BBC in 2021. The film was the winner in the Television Scripted category at the 2021 BAFTA Scotland Awards.


Q&A Podcast: listen to a Q&A with writer Frances Poet and the show's inspiration/performer Adam Kashmiry about Adam, recorded in October 2021 as part of the NHB Playgroup series...

Press Quotes

'A resonant, broad meditation on the theme of identity… a compelling, hugely moving experience, and a show that blurs boundaries between theatrical artifice and real-life trauma to provocative effect'

The Arts Desk

'What a lovely thing Adam is… a beautiful adaptation of [this true] story'

Observer

'No pale recreation, but honest first-person testimony... essential viewing'

Independent

'Deeply moving… with an extraordinary story at its heart, Adam is a compelling piece of theatre, which seeks to fully interrogate the challenges of the trans experience'

The List

'A big-hearted, moving show that explores both the human urgency of living your truth and the cost of that transformation'

WhatsOnStage

'Fearlessly honest… fresh, interesting and impactful, with a strong message of hope and persistence against bigotry that remains sincere throughout'

The Skinny

'High-energy and often spectacular theatre'

Scotsman

'Compelling… bravely and joyously affirms [trans and non-binary people's] humanity in a time when many political regimes seem to be conspiring to deny it

Exeunt Magazine

Cast: 1f 1m

Amateur rights performance fee: £75 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781848426979Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
Size: 198mm x 129mm£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)
EPUB, 64 pages ISBN: 9781780019369Publication Date:
3 Aug 2017
£9.99 £7.99You save £2.00 (20%)

Also by Frances Poet:

Maggie May
Still
Gut
Fibres

Go to author page...

Similar Titles
A heartbreaking study of heritage, grief and family, Rose is a powerful drama about a Middle-Eastern immigra...
A love story about transition, testosterone, and James Dean - commissioned as part of the 2014 National Theatre Conne...
A touching and provocative story of first love though the eyes of a gender-curious teen, inspired by recent UK cases...
A candid, poignant and intimate play about the lives of those at the sharp end of economic austerity, inspired by Ken...