Adam Gordon, Artistic Director

Hello. My name is Adam and I’m a writer, director and performer from Glasgow. I did my formal training at the Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris (2012-2014) and my informal training everywhere from amateur rep to cabaret. In Paris I got together with the wonderful Harriet Feeny and Francois Lecomte, and in 2014 we created Tooth+Nail Theatre Company

During my time with Tooth+Nail as Co-Artistic Director we made two award-winning, critically-acclaimed shows and toured them in the UK and around the world. I stepped down from Tooth+Nail in 2017 to undertake an MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at the University of Glasgow. 

At the same time I decided to create Primal Dream. The company is intended to be a home for all the shows - and people! - who are hard to categorise, but have in common a deep love of theatre and a commitment to creative exploration. In the company’s work, I am seeking to blend together the huge range of experiences and influences that the past six years has brought me. 

If I’m not in a rehearsal room or an audience, I might be teaching (from pre-schoolers to acting students), hanging off a trapeze or singing torch songs in smoky bars under the guise of my alter-ego, Johnny! (Exclamation mark very much included.)

My previous work includes:

Tooth+Nail Theatre Company

Hummingbird

★★★★
The Herald, The Scotsman, The Australia Times, The West Australian

“A truly beautiful, haunting story” The Australia Times

Winner

Creative Award, Prague Fringe 2017

Shorlisted

Dance/Physical Theatre Award, FRINGEWORLD Perth, 2017

Tooth+Nail Theatre Company

Parlour Games

★★★★★
The Australia Times, The Upside News

★★★★
The West Australian, The Edinburgh Guide, The Advertiser, Broadway Baby

“One of the most unique shows I have ever seen” Broadway Baby

Winner
Inspiration Award, Prague Fringe 2016

Shorlisted
Dance/Physical Theatre Award, FRINGEWORLD Perth, 2017