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Somersaults archiveAm I sad that my language is dying? Yes I am. I feel the edges of the light move in and wonder if one day there will only be me... Questions of identity, belonging and a sense of self are universal, no matter what language you speak. Cambridge graduate James has it all: wealth, a beautiful wife, a swanky London flat. But when the creditors move in and his wife moves out, James suddenly finds he's left with nothing. Nothing but words, and even they are starting to slip away. James' father is dying - his last connection to his childhood, his upbringing and the language of his birth, Gaelic. With this link gone, James fears he will simply cease to exist. Forced to confront his past and the conflict of identity within him, James explores the importance of language and how it defines who we are. Performed in English and Gaelic. NTS Reveal. Age Recommendation 16+. Running time: 60mins approx. (no interval)
Performers Angus Peter Campbell, Frances Grey, Tony Kearney, Barnaby Power, John Ramage.
Author Iain Finlay Mcleod. Producer National Theatre of Scotland. Director Vicky Featherstone.

Somersaults

Somersaults (Play) production archive for QTIX code T1689096869. Details of all Somersaults archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01399683148

Archive Listings

23 Mar 11
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26 Mar 11
Citizens Theatre
Glasgow
Glasgow
10 Mar 11
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19 Mar 11
Traverse Theatre
Edinburgh
Edinburgh

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