James is a successful entrepreneur with a beautiful wife and a swanky London flat. But when the creditors move in and his wife moves out, James suddenly finds he's left with nothing. Nothing but words. James' father is dying - his last connection to the language of his birth, Scots Gaelic. As the words start to slip away, he journeys home to search for his true identity. A rich and complex new play, first produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, exploring how language defines who we are.
Iain Finlay Macleod has written over twenty plays that have been performed professionally, including Somersaults, The Bends, The Pearlfisher, I Was a Beautiful Day, Broke and Homers, as well as St. Kilda - the Opera, a large-scale, multi-discipline theatre piece which was shown simultaneously in five different countries in 2008 and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2009. Film work includes The Inaccessible Pinnacle, which was nominated for two BAFTA writing awards. He has published four novels in the Gaelic language.