Warning: Contains strong language, themes of transphobia, self-harm and simulated sexual violence.
Inspired by the life of Adam Kashmiry, Adam tells the remarkable story of a young trans man and his struggle across genders and borders to be himself. Originally a National Theatre of Scotland stage play, Adam has been reinvented as a compelling, theatrical on-screen drama.
Once again, Adam Kashmiry performs, as himself, in the leading role. Born into a deeply conservative society, Adam was assigned female at birth but always knew he was a boy. Trapped with no way to describe this feeling, in a place where falling in love with the wrong person can get you killed, he knew he had to escape. What followed was beyond Adam’s wildest dreams – an epic journey for the right to change his body, to the boy he knew himself to be.
Available to watch until 6 March 2022.
Adam - Adam Kashmiry
Egyptian Adam - Yasmin Al-Khudhairi
Mental Health Nurse - Stephen McCole
Maryam - Myriam Acharki
Amira - Rehanna MacDonald
Asylum Claim Official - Neshla Caplan
Malak - Haqi Ali
Manager & Stranger - Hamish Wyllie
Arabic vocalist - Juliana Yazbeck
Featuring the Adam World Choir
Soloist - Rylan Gleave
Soloist - Harry Knights
Writer- Frances Poet
Directed by Cora Bissett and Louise Lockwood
Director of Photography - Carlo D'Alessandro
Designer - Emily James
Lighting Designer - Lizzie Powell
Sound Designer - Garry Boyle
Composer - Jocelyn Pook
Supported by the UK/Australia Season Patrons Board, the British Council and the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season.