On the road to create a passion for Gaelic and drama

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Catriona Lexy Campbell, Lewis native and new Gaelic Associate of the National Theatre of Scotland, is currently travelling with the Company’s two most popular shows – Calum’s Road and Tall Tales for Small People with the aim of creating opportunities for those with a passion for Gaelic and drama.

She and the National Theatre hope that by carrying out nation-wide workshops (taking place throughout November) they will be able to create and sustain a chain of Gaelic theatre groups with artistic mentors up and down Scotland.

Catriona Lexy, as her new position would suggest, has had experience in many different expressive areas of Gaelic – from being a successful published author to an actress and theatre artist. She currently has several books released, and two new ones pending publication. Not to mention her book of short stories for children, Sgeulachdan Eagalach Feagalach, which in 2009 won the award for the Best New Children’s Book at the National Mod.

Speaking about the workshops she said: “I’m really excited about this project. I’m sure that we’ll find many talented people to create new Gaelic theatre. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in developing their theatre and language skills, as well as a chance to collaborate with other Gaelic-speakers in their area.”

If you are interested in attending a workshop, the Company will be in Stornoway on Friday 4th November from 6 pm until 8 pm at An Lanntair. There will also be a workshop in Aros, Portree, on Saturday 26th of November from 3 – 5.30 pm. Between these two days there will also be workshops in Musselburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

If you would like to receive further information about the workshops please contact Catriona at: catrionalexy.campbell@nationaltheatrescotland.com.