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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.

Author Iain Finlay Mcleod.

Archive listings for Somersaults

Work type: Play.


Performance Length: Approx. 2hrsPresented byLuke Holbrook (in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre). Director Russell Bolam. Design Philip Lindley. Lighting Elliot Griggs. Sound Max pappanheim. Costume Abigale Lewis. Director Jenny Ogilvie (movement). Performer Emily Bowker. Performer David Carlyle (James - withdrawn from Jan 13). Performer Simon Harrison (James from Jan 22). Performer Simon Harrison. Performer Tom Marshall. Performer Richard Teverson.
2 Jan 13 to 26 Jan 13Finborough, Inner London :: V199
listing details L1620353490


Performed in English and Gaelic. NTS Reveal. Age Recommendation 16+. Running time: 60mins approx. (no interval)Producer National Theatre of Scotland. Director Vicky Featherstone. Performer Angus Peter Campbell. Performer Frances Grey. Performer Tony Kearney. Performer Barnaby Power. Performer John Ramage.
23 Mar 11 to 26 Mar 11Citizens Theatre, Glasgow :: V611
listing details L0922361638
10 Mar 11 to 19 Mar 11Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L1622716767

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