Local News for Friday 7th December 2018
GAELIC SCHOOLS PANTO TOUR SUCCESS IN ISLES
A national tour of a new Gaelic language panto ‘Seocan agus am Bogsa-ciùil’ (Seocan and the Accordion) has had a successful run so far.
In the eleventh successive year that Fèisean nan Gàidheal has produced and toured a Gaelic language pantomime thanks to funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Creative Scotland and HIE, 29 performances taking place for children from over 40 Gaelic medium schools.
The panto was written and directed by Angus Macleod, Drama Officer with Fèisean nan Gàidheal, who said:
‘The story follows the adventure of young Seocan, who in his efforts to earn some money for Christmas, encounters a helpful Highland genie called Fergie and the legendary but not-so-giant giant Murdanaidh Mòr’.
The production and tour are delivered through Fèisgoil, Fèisean nan Gàidheal’s arts in education service, which is managed by Eilidh Mackenzie, who said:
‘The tour included four days in the Western Isles, which culminated in two performances for schools at Stornoway Town Hall on Thursday morning’
For members of the public wishing to catch a performance of the play, one will take place on Thursday 13th December at The Ironworks, Inverness at 7pm.