18:30, 18 Sep

Eilidh has never left her island. Every day is the same. Same chores, same people, same conversations. She stands on the cliffs and dreams of the Bigland over the sea.

Then one day a strange girl from faraway is washed up on the shore - and with her, events that will change Eilidh’s life forever.

Islander is a new family musical boldly exploring themes of conflict, migration and identity. Blending dramatic action, epic storytelling and a cappella song, the performers live-record and layer their voices with looping technology to create a feast for the ears and imagination.

Islander is a collaboration between director Amy Draper, Composer Finn Anderson and playwright Stewart Melton.


'Writer Finn Anderson has truly come into his own... with quality writing, a beautiful musical score, vocal harmonies that send shivers down the spine ...this is a musical which hits the spot in some style'

Broadway Baby on Alba


★★★★ Time Out Critic's Choice
'ingenious revival...Amy Draper's extraordinarily sensual production... deserves massive praise’

Time Out on Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World


★★★★ Time Out Critic's Choice
'Stewart Melton's loose, funny adaptation... a seasonal treat'

Time Out on Usagi Yojimbo



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