Theatre Gu Ler presents

Audio Described
supported by National Theatre of Scotland & Abbey Theatre

13th - 15th September 2018

Rsz Scotties portrait credit Mihaela Bodlovic

“Beir abhaile ar marbh / Send home our dead” - A telegram from Ireland in 1937 inspires the untold story of ten young lads from Achill lost in a Scottish bothy fire. The effects reach across the sea, waking the soul of a young Glasgow boy today struggling to find his voice. A powerful new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland. Accessible to everyone, with or without Gaelic.

Le teileagram à Èirinn ann an 1937 dh’ fhosgail sgeulachd mu dheichnear ghillean òga à Eilean Acla a fhuair bàs ann an tubaiste teine ann am bothan ann an Alba. Is ann an Glaschu an-diugh tha buaidh am bàis a’ dùsgadh anam gille òg ’s e a’ feuchainn ri a ghuth a lorg. Dealbh-chluich ùr dhrùideach le cànan agus ceòl Alba agus Èireann.

Note: Contains strong language.

Co-sgrìobhadairean/Co-writers: Muireann Kelly and Frances Poet
Stiùiriche/Director: Muireann Kelly
Dealbhadair/Designer: Charlotte Lane
Dealbhadair Solais/Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson
Coireògrafaiche/Choreographer: Jessica Kennedy

Le taic bho Alba Chruthachail & Colmcille/Supported by Creative Scotland and Colmcille.

Air co-choimiseanadh le/Co-commissioned by National Theatre of Scotland and Theatre Gu Leòr.

Image: Mihaela Bodlovic


“Exhilarating… Something of Shrapnel slices into the soul and lodges.” (Observer on Theatre Gu Leòr’s Shrapnel)

“Astonishingly bold and surreal… a Gaelic soul half-lost in urban Scotland” (Scotsman on Theatre Gu Leòr’s Shrapnel)

“Ingenious… filling the room with a muscular, earthy, untidy poetry” (Sunday Herald on Theatre Gu Leòr’s Cèilidh)

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