Page extent: 64
ISBN: 9781786822697
Binding: PaperBack


Chris Goode, Jo Clifford

PaperBack (01 Aug 2017)

Eve tells the story of a child raised as a boy, when she knew all along that was wrong. That child grew up to be one of the 10 Outstanding Women in Scotland in 2017.

With trans rights again under threat, legendary playwright, performer, father and grandmother Jo Clifford tells a story both gentle and passionate, intimate and political, to remind us that the journey towards our real selves is one we all need to make. 

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ISBN13 9781786822697
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 64


'This is deceptively autobiographical in its content but is, in truth, deeply political... Certainly challenging, but without being confrontational, Clifford is addressing those who are already gender sensitive, and asking them to question themselves about their own attitudes.' The Stage

'Eve is a heartfelt, autobiographical contribution to the debate from the playwright Jo Clifford... The story can be very sad, as a young boy realises someone’s mistake (divine, parental or possibly serendipity) leading to a physical make-up at odds with his mental outlook... It is only latterly that Jo took the leap into womanhood and the contented happiness that shines through. This is her story, at its best when she addresses the problems of gender confusion'. British Theatre Guide

' subtly radical in its honesty and quietly overt self-determination... Clifford’s performance is entirely right for Traverse Two – big enough to fill the space, yet intimate and inviting... Its openly autobiographical nature could easily mask its tightly constructed nature, with Clifford and co-writer Chris Goode achieving a structure whose natural feel belies its craft...Clifford makes it clear early on this is never going to be a story of a suffering boy who achieves a happy ending. Instead, it is something much more layered and much more real, with an inclusive warmth that conceals a fierce core.' All Edinburgh Theate