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.

Transparency is a Breakdown Theatre Company production, written and performed by Jaden Adams, supported by writer Mary Cooper and director Francesca Murray-Fuentes.

Watch online!

Following our 2023 theatre tour, Transparency is now available to view online. In addition to the one hour performance, there is also a recording of the live panel discussion that was part of our launch event.

Age advisory 14+. Contains strong language and triggering content. (Note that this story is based on real experiences but does not represent Jaden’s life or family.)

Feedback and reviews

Here are some of the feedback 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.


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.