Scenes for Survival | Dirlo - Am Fear Maireann | Dirlo - The Survivor

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30 Jul 2020

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Stuck shearing sheep on an isolated island, surrounded by the ocean with nothing to enjoy but the bad weather and the company of his childhood friend, a man laments his situation in messages back to his wife on the mainland. But soon unpleasant secrets begin to come to the surface, and their friendship might not last the storm. Daibhidh Walker features in a haunting Gaelic-language short from writer Iain Macrae, directed by Liz Carruthers.

Produced by National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Theatre Gu Leòr, with support from Hopscotch Films.



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Air fhàgail a’ rùsgadh chaorach air eilean iomallach, agus air a chuairteachadh leis an fhairge gun nì ach an droch shìde agus cuideachd a charaid bho òige às am faigh e tlachd, tha fear a’ caoidh a shuidheachaidh ann an teachdaireachdan air ais gu a mhnaoi air tìr-mòr. Ach ann an ùine ghoirid, tha dìomhaireachdan mì-chneasta a’ tòiseachadh a’ tighinn chun an uachdair, agus dh’fhaodadh nach seas an càirdeas cho fada ris an stoirm. Tha Daibhidh Walker a’ nochdadh ann an dealbh-chluiche ghoirid dhrùidhteach ann an Gàidhlig bhon sgrìobhadair Iain MacRath, air a stiùireadh le Liz Carruthers.

Riochdaichte le Theatar Nàiseanta na h-Alba ann an co-bhonn le BBC na h-Alba, Sgrion Alba, pròiseact Cuarantain Cultar Ealain a’ BhBC agus Theatre Gu Leòr, le taic bho Hopscotch Films.

"I am delighted to be involved in the 'Scenes for Survival' project. It is vital that theatre continues to encourage reflection in challenging times and that artists continue to have a platform for expression of ideas."

Iain Macrae, Writer


Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund

The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who have been hardest hit financially and are experiencing drastic economic and emotional hardship.

All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support for those most impacted within Scotland, be they actors, writers, creatives, musicians, technicians or any others within our industry.

A sector-wide call out with information and details of how to apply for support from the SFS Hardship Fund will be launched in August 2020. The Federation of Scottish Theatre and the McGlashan Charitable Trust will ensure equitable distribution of the money raised.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation to the Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund. Thank you for your support.

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