Adaptation: Enough Already

Theatre (new writing, music)

  • theSpace @ Symposium Hall - Annexe
  • 11:40
  • Aug 26
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Suitability: 16+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Vegas Nerve Productions / Samantha Graham
  • Warnings and additional info: Strong language/swearing
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  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months


Part homage to Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, part testimony to Gabor Maté’s Myth of Normal, a corporate trainer reluctantly wakes up to the impossibility of society’s invisible squeeze on, well, all of us. Can she confront these societal constraints and battle our collective demons? Between 4am starts and everyone else’s priorities, can she remember who she is and what she loves doing long enough to change course? Or is she too attached to her corporate identity? Most importantly, can she turn it all into something coherent by August? And learn to pronounce homage? The pressure is on!

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Christopher Kelly 95 days ago

Wonderful show. I'm a fan of Adaptation, and there was just enough of an homage there to keep me entertained, but this is so, so much more. A tale of motherhood, of invisible heroes, of losing your own identity to everyday life.

Amazingly delivered, with off stage elements, a live band, audience interaction. It's very close to being a masterpiece, and one of the best shows I've seen this year. Bravo.

Tony Pupo 95 days ago

Amazing show! I didn’t know what to expect and was very pleasantly surprised. Go see this show!!
This artist created a show that introduced us to her private thoughts in such an engaging way. Her innner monologue is very self deprecating, like all of ours, scolding ourselves for not living up to some insane set of out of reach standards. The original music as well as the musician/singer was wonderful. I loved her voice and her musical abilities.
The artist introduced herself personally, off stage, as genuine. I could not stop smiling throughout the show as it is so creative. Bravo!

Lisa Jones 95 days ago

A marvelous show, so layered and thought provoking. The musical accompanists and vocals were beautiful. We were approached by the writer’s son the day before while he was handing
out flyers to the show and were so impressed by his excitement and passion for the show and his Mom, that we had to go meet the woman that raised such an endearing young man. A must see show that is destined to be produced on a much larger scale.

Máté Tőzsér 96 days ago

I really liked Sam's use of the space, especially the projections that took us from a seminar to a train to a home. It was a great reminder to prioritise your own mental health and not give too much of a fuck about what other people expect of you. Plus the live music was lit! Highly recommended!

Jennifer Kehl 97 days ago

As a woman who has been raised to subconsciously people please and give my all for other people and never expect in return (especially to men) - this show was a wake up call to what that does to the physical and mental health. A truly heartfelt performance, clever writing, and amazing live music - this show was so inspiring and such a great time. Plus the projections were really cool. 10/10 recommend! Go see it!!

Samantha Graham 99 days ago

Adaptation: Enough Already ****

Annexe at theSpace @ Symposium Hall until 26 August

We all know that it is important to take time to focus on ourselves, but that is much easier said than done. Vegas Nerve's production highlights that even for a corporate trainer who helps others to master their mindset, encourages vagus breathing and promotes self-care, it is extremely difficult.

Underneath a confident exterior, the trainer played convincingly by writer Samantha Graham, is a struggling woman who is too overwhelmed to practice what she preaches. The story bounces between her work life and full-on home life and the difference between these two personas is quite jarring.

Taking inspiration from Charlie Kaufman's film Adaptation and Gabor Maté’s book The Myth of Normal, this show is a story of personal struggle that we are likely to have heard before and it certainly won’t be the last time we do. What makes this piece different is its inclusion of live music and its unique projections designed by John McGeoch. The projections are well incorporated and transport the audience through time, space and into the madness of her unsettled mind. It feels dreamlike at points and never excessive.

Exploring universal stresses such as intense work schedules, constant commuting and family commitments, many will closely relate to the piece. Suzanne O’Brien

Kirsty Simms 103 days ago

Excellent show. Thought provoking, very well acted. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Theatre, Films, and Art Reviews (4/5 stars) 92 days ago

Adaptation:Enough Already explores the unspoken side of the pressure faced by one woman and her quest to reclaim the “girl” trapped inside.

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