WHAT’S ON MARCH: Cèilidh at the Victorian Bar at The Tron

Following Theatre Gu Leòr’s award-winning tour of ‘Shrapnel’, Scotland’s leading Gaelic theatre company is embarking on a four-week tour to venues across Scotland with new work Cèilidh . Exploding from the past, Màiri Ruadh, a red-haired 17th century poet is back from the dead to turn the Cèilidh on its head…  

The play, which is supported by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, is performed in the round and features live music and song, and comes from the same team who created Shrapnel in 2016, winning them the Arts & Culture Award at the Scottish Gaelic Awards that year. 

Cèilidh takes place in the village of Rodel in Harris, where the residents are unaware that they may shortly be evicted from their homes to make way for a resort full of high-tech bothies. And a golf course…

Enticed by profit, guests are invited to a high-end ‘cèilidh like no other’ where investment must be secured from each guest for the project to go ahead. But they haven’t counted on a visit from 17th century poet Màiri Ruadh, who bursts into the cèilidh and turns the night on its head.  Previously buried-face down in the ground for her prophetic writing, which foresaw a day greed would tear a community apart, she returns for one night to reawaken the value of the community’s own culture and language and to stop the destruction of their homes.

GLASGOW: Tron Theatre (Victorian Bar)

Wed 7th- Sat 10th March

8.30pm £11/£8.50 tron.co.uk  0141 552 4267