STARAN is Theatre Gu Leòr's new development initiative. As part of our ongoing commitment to Gaelic arts training, development and research we offer various opportunities for artists and professionals working in Gaelic to develop their skills, knowledge and experience.

Visit the STARAN page for more information on current opportunities.


We offer workshops to schools and community groups every year, connected to our new production. Our aim here is to help people get the most out of seeing the play, to develop our audience base and to work with different school and community groups in a creative context.

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We offer free, one to one advice sessions for new and established artists and professionals.

Join us for a cup of tea and biscuits to discuss placement opportunities, mentoring, professional development, Gaelic arts, script development, collaboration and project ideas. 

These sessions are arranged on request and designed to suit the needs of the individual.

 To book a session, please email your enquiry to:



Theatre Gu Leòr is committed to publishing original scripts of all the plays we commission, in order to provide a future resource for audience and practitioners, and also in order to  add to the cannon of the Gaelic literature. We were delighted to have had the support of Leabhraichean Beaga in the past,  publishing  both Doras Dùinte and the stage adaptation of Shrapnel in both English and Gaelic. We will continue in to publish all our scripts ourselves in the future and they will be available on sale throughout the tours and will shortly be available online from our website. 


We work with new practitioners to develop their skills to a professional level, transferring both drama and linguistic skills, building up a pool of skilled drama practitioners with Gaelic and to also extend the reach of our engagement as widely as possible, both geographically and creatively.



Theatre Gu Leòr and visiting designer Frances Collier worked with pupils from S2/3 at the Glasgow Gaelic School to produce a new piece of devised drama inspired by the beautiful music from the BBC TV series Crowdie and Cream (with kind permission from Donald Shaw). Glasgow Gaelic School’s wonderful music and drama teachers, Frances McEachen and Marion Campbell, brought the orchestra and S2/3 pupils together for the show. Pupils were on-stage, behind the scenes and involved in every part of the production.