This term, Gaelic medium primary school pupils throughout the country will have the opportunity to learn about the impact of cyberbullying and the importance of keeping safe online thanks to a new Gaelic language play Nam Brògan-sa (In their Shoes), which is produced through Meanbh-chuileag, Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s Gaelic language theatre-in-education project. The play, performed by one person, was written and directed by Angus Macleod, Drama Officer with Fèisean nan Gàidheal.
Two Gaelic-speaking actors, Iain Beggs and Lana Pheutan, have been employed to perform the play at schools in different parts of the country. The national tour started on the 25th of February on the Isle of Lewis and will continue until the 2nd of April, with Iain touring the Western Isles, Highland and Argyllshire. Lana is touring schools in the Central Belt, Perth and Aberdeen. Iain, from Barra, is well known for his acting work on stage in productions such as Theatre Gu Leòr’s Shrapnel and more recently on television from BBC Alba’s Bannan and comedy sketch show Func. Lana Pheutan, from Skye, recently graduated in acting from Napier University and has been involved in acting, writing and producing for Pretty Knickers Productions alongside her award-winning short films for FilmG.
The production and tour have been made possible by funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. For more information about Nam Brògan-sa or Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s other drama projects contact Angus Macleod on 01463 225 559 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.