Theatre Gu Leòr, supported by National Theatre of Scotland and Abbey Theatre, presents: 



“Beir abhaile ar marbh / Send home our dead”

- A telegram from Ireland in 1937 inspires the untold story of ten young lads from Achill lost in a Scottish bothy fire. The effects reach across the sea, waking the soul of a young Glasgow boy today struggling to find his voice. 

A powerful new play celebrating the music and languages of Scotland and Ireland, with a creative team drawn from both nations.

Accessible to audiences both with and without Gaelic. 


 Supported by Creative Scotland, Colmcille, National Theatre of scotland and Abbey Theatre
 Co-commisioned by National Theatre of Scotland & Theatre Gu Leòr

Scotties Trailer Sept/Oct 2018

Audience Reactions to SCOTTIES on Friday 14th September @ Tron Theatre, Glasgow


Thursday 13th – Sat 15th September - Tron Theatre, Glasgow

7.45pm nightly + 2.30pm Saturday matinee

 BOOK TICKETS ONINE HERE or phone Tron box office 0141 552 4267

Post Show discussion 13th September.

Saturday 15th evening -  BSL interpreted by Catherine King & Audio Described

Wednesday 19th September - Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling


or phone Macrobert Arts Centre box office  01786 466666           

Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd September -  Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

7.30pm BOOK TICKETS ONLINE HERE   or phone Eden Court box office 01463 234 234   

Saturday 22nd - BSL interpreted by Catherine King

Monday 24th September - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

7pm   BOOK TICKETS ONLINE HERE or phone Lemon Tree box office 01224 641122

Thursday 27th – Saturday 29th September - Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

7.30pm   BOOK TICKETS ONLINE HERE or phone Traverse box office 0131 228 1404

Friday 28th show BSL interpreted by Catherine King

Friday 5th and Saturday 6th October -  Coláiste Acla, Achill Island, Co. Mayo, Ireland

7.30pm   BOOK TICKETS ONLINE HERE  on sale via Abbey Theatre

or phone Abbey box office 00353 (01) 87 87 222 and available on the door.    


★★★★★ “Beautifully written and powerfully performed…A truly unforgettable performance.” - The Skinny

★★★★ “A brooding hybrid of theatrical forms...which moves between ceilidh and lament”  - The Herald

★★★★ A show to remember, and an important staging-post in Scotland’s long journey towards greater knowledge of itself, through the stories it tells.” - The Scotsman

★★★★“The eight-strong cast...under a haunting lighting design by Simon Wilkinson emerge from Charlotte Lane’s translucent set like wandering souls” - Reviewsphere

PHOTOS by Mihaela Bodlovic


Co-writers: Muireann KellyFrances Poet

Scots speech adapted by Liz Lochead

Director:  Muireann Kelly

Dramaturg: Pamela McQueen

Set and Costume Designer: Charlotte Lane

Lighting Designer: Simon Wilkinson

Choreographer: Jessica Kennedy

Composer and MD: Laoise Kelly

Sound Design: Ross Wilson

Movement Rehearsal Director: Chrissie Ardill

Costume Supervisor: Jessica Griffiths


Ryan Hunter - Michael

Faoileann Cunningham - Molly

Cian McNamara - Fraoch

Colin Campbell - Seán Óg

Stephen McCole - Aonghas/Gaffer/Scots Man

Mairi Morrison - Morag/Squad Woman

Anne Kidd - Grace/Forewin/Scots Woman

Alana MacInnes - Piper/Girlín

BSL performance interpreter - Catherine King


Producer - Callum Smith

Production Manager - Elleanor Somerville

Company Stage Manager - Katharina Siebert

Technical Stage manager - Stephen Cunningham

Head of Stage - Emma Campbell

Design Placement - Alice Watson

Company Co-ordinator - Fiona Murray

Creative learning & Outreach Facilitator - Calum MacDonald

Press and Publicity - Story Telling PR, Miriam Attwood and Miriam Black

Marketing Consultants - Yellow Bird Digital, Lindsay Hammond and Nicola Paul

Marketing Placement - Frances Driscoll

Graphic Design - Sean McGonigal

Production Photography - Mihaela Bodlovic