Transparency is a solo theatre show about growing up northern, working class and trans. With raw honesty, relatable humour, and heart-warming vulnerability, it delves into the challenges of transition within a northern family.

***** β€œAn emotive solo performance packed with passion and playfulness.”

Taking us through the uncomfortable, sobering and intriguing journey of a fully human transgender life, it breaks down barriers between us.

Transparency is written and performed by Jaden Adams, supported by writer Mary Cooper and director Francesca Murray-Fuentes.

UPDATE: We have now completed our 2023 tour and are taking a break. We will be back in early 2024 with online performances and a new workshop package for organisations and communities. A big THANK YOU for your support!

Feedback and reviews

Here are some of the things people have shared with us…

“A poignant, funny and human story of transition, family and self discovery.”

A gripping and clever solo show telling the story of a working class trans man through sweet-natured humour and deeply moving emotional depth.

Absolutely bloody brilliant bit of theatre. Challenging and articulate and rounded. A great learning tool, too.”

Age advisory 14+. The show contains language that some people may find offensive or triggering. (Note that this story is based on real people and experiences, but is not a true account of Jaden’s life or his family.)


Transparency supports in creating spaces for open and honest conversations about gender, identity and inclusion. The story leads us into conversations where all views can be heard, where people can ask questions, and explore together what comes up and what could change as a result of this understanding.

From early 2024 Transparency will be available as an online interactive workshop for organisations and communities, including workplaces, schools and colleges.