In 1939, on the eve of the second world war, two young Cambridge ornithologists arrive on a remote, uninhabited Scottish island, sent by the Government to survey the island's birds. For Robert, it is the fulfillment of his dream to find the elusive Leach's Petrel - a bird that only makes landfall to breed on outlying islands. For John, it is a chance to learn from his talented mentor. With them on the island are Kirk, the authoritarian leaseholder, and his niece Ellen, a young woman who dreams of the stars of silent comedy. Left alone on a scrap of land, surrounded by the vast Atlantic, the boys, Kirk and Ellen observe each other, are drawn together, and, ultimately, take a journey which pushes at the limits of what it is to be human. Poetic, intense and gripping, Outlying Islands
is a glimpse of an innocence, a way of seeing and a way of being young that is about to be destroyed forever.Performers Rose Wardlaw, Ken Drury, Jack McMillan, Tom Machell.
Author David Greig. Company Atticist. Director Jessica Lazar. Director Jennifer Fletcher (movement director). Director Charlie Norburn (assistant). Stage Manager Timothy Kelly. Design Anna Lewis. Costume Anna Lewis. Lighting David Doyle. Sound Christopher Preece. Producer Bridie Bischoff. Producer David Doyle. Producer Tom Ford.