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A remarkable, true story of a young trans man fleeing from Egypt to Scotland. Presented by National Theatre of Scotland.

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10 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this September

5 Sep 2017

Including SQIFF, Byres Road Book Festival and Take One Action!

As Autumn kick in, it brings with it a diverse selection of festivals, films, gigs, exhibitions and plays. We've picked some of our favourite events happening this month to help you plan ahead. Adam One of the big theatre hits at this year's…

Theatre to enjoy in Scotland this autumn

1 Sep 2017

Our pick of upcoming theatrical attractions in Glasgow and Edinburgh

While both Glasgow and Edinburgh's universities offer plenty of opportunities for participation – STAG in Glasgow and Bedlam in Edinburgh even have notable productions at the Edinburgh Fringe – the central belt has a rich performance culture for those…

Adam

7 Aug 20175 stars

Deeply moving realisation of Adam Kashmiry's trans experience

When we first meet modern-day Adam, he is alone and ruminating on the complexities of language. 'In Arabic, our words are either masculine or feminine', he notes. English, in comparison, doesn't address gender but speaks to 'the soul of the person'. He…

Festival City #2 | Demystifying trans at the Fringe

3 Aug 2017

Cora Bissett and Jo Clifford discuss their collaborations with the National Theatre of Scotland on plays Adam and Eve

It's here folks, the city is awash with lanyards, Spiegeltents (yes, plural) have been erected, the purple cow is upside down and the circus has most definitely come to town, literally and figuratively. For episode two of Festival City our intrepid host…

BAME acts to see at the Fringe 2017

27 Jul 2017

Theatre, spoken word, comedy and more to enjoy by Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic performers

The Fringe can be a real haven for anyone on the lookout for unique and exciting productions, with thousands of acts descending upon the city each year, performing across hundreds of stages. From political stories to musical displays, this year's Fringe…

National Theatre of Scotland at Edinburgh Festivals

26 Jul 2017

A look at the diverse voices reflected in the NTS' productions

The National Theatre Of Scotland is synonymous in many theatre-goers' minds with collaborative creativity during the festival, having produced more than 20 shows at the International and Fringe festivals over the last 11 years. Crucial to its success is…

A look at the trans shows of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe

12 Jul 2017

Adam, Eve, You've Changed and Testosterone explore the complexity of gender

Genitals do not equal gender. Boys are not always born with penises and girls do not always have vaginas, just as life is not black and white, pink and blue, gay and straight. The notion of gender is far more complex, and speaks to questions of…

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