It’s the final week to see Musical Theatre Review award-winning and Offies-nominated new musical Islander. And, after its premiere at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, it’s racked another wave of critical raves in its London transfer to Southwark Playhouse. We’ve rounded up a selection of review highlights. Time to get booking – before it’s too late!
Eilidh stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach, changing her life forever. Epic storytelling intimately staged with a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score.
Conceived and directed by Amy Draper, with a book by Stewart Melton and music and lyrics by Finn Anderson, Islander explores themes of loss, identity, migration and home. It was created on the Isle of Mull and is inspired by the sights, sounds and smells of the wind-beaten and wave-struck Western Isle.
Two actors – Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick – play a host of characters while weaving, building and layering their voices using looping technology to create an expansive, ethereal soundscape.
Islander runs until 26 October 2019 at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3.30pm. Tickets are priced £14-22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
#Offies #NewNoms for “Islander: A New Musical” #IslanderMusical from Helen Milne Productions @_HMProductions at the Southwark Playhouse @swkplay: NEW MUSICAL; DIRECTOR (MUSICALS) Amy Draper @amyrosedraper – congratulations! pic.twitter.com/b9RlfhXPzL
— OffWestEnd / The Offies (@OffWestEndCom) October 9, 2019
— StageFaves (@StageFaves) October 15, 2019