‘Theatrically sophisticated and potent’, National Theatre of Scotland’s production of ‘Adam’ with 120-strong cross-border trans choir, completed a successful run at the Traverse in Edinburgh this summer, where it won a Scottish Arts Club Award, Fringe First Award, was shortlisted for Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award and won a Herald Angel Award (for Adam Kashmiry). The piece received many rave reviews; here The Guardian describes ‘Frances Poet’s sensitive and clever crafting of the story of Adam Kashmiry, a young Egyptian man who not only had to journey across the border controls erected around gender but also the borders of countries.…Director Cora Bissett piles on the imagery (a knife raised to cut off a breast, a foot that will no longer fit into a female shoe) and employs Jocelyn Pook’s score, performed by the Adam World Choir – a global digital community of transgender and non-binary people – to glorious and often joyous effect.’