Outlying Islands archiveIn 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.

Author David Greig.

Archive listings for Outlying Islands

Work type: Play.

T02137465526 (KINGSHEAD19)

Company Atticist. Director Jessica Lazar. Director Jennifer Fletcher (movement director). Director Charlie Norburn (assistant). Stage ManagerTimothy Kelly. Design Anna Lewis. Costume Anna Lewis. Lighting David Doyle. Sound Christopher Preece. Producer Bridie Bischoff. Producer David Doyle. Producer Tom Ford. Performer Rose Wardlaw. Performer Ken Drury. Performer Jack McMillan. Performer Tom Machell.
9 Jan 19 to 2 Feb 19The King's Head Theatre, Inner London :: V235
listing details L0496828147

T2046611335 (DUNDEEREP14)

Age group 16+. Running time: 2hrs 20mins including an interval.
16 Oct 14Dundee Repertory Theatre, Dundee :: V596
listing details L01643423906

T01837570300 (TS13)

1 Mar 37 to 27 Mar 13Trafalgar Studios, West End :: V420
listing details L1589047279

T1063391281 (PITLOCHRY08)

Please note that this play contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature.Producer Pitlochry Festival Theatre.
20 Aug 08 to 16 Oct 08Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry :: V638
listing details L01720377616

T01787115025 (TRBATH06)

Producer Ustinov Studio Bath. Director Loveday Ingram. Design Colin Falconer. Performer Ben Turner. Performer Thomas Arnold. Performer Ruth Everett. Performer Ewan Hooper.
8 Nov 06 to 2 Dec 06Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L159114342

T01116685628 (TRAV03)

Company Traverse Theatre.
3 Jun 03 to 4 Jun 03Eden Court Theatre, Inverness :: V626
listing details L831531695

T01299473568 (TRAV02)

Company Traverse Theatre Company. Director Philip Howard. Design Fiona Watt. Lighting Chahine Yavroyan. Music Gavin Marwick. Performer Robert Carr. Performer Lesley Hart. Performer Sam Heughan. Performer Laurence Mitchell.
5 Sep 02 to 28 Sep 02Royal Court - Jerwood Theatre, West End :: V411
listing details L01503190907
3 Aug 02 to 30 Aug 02Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh :: V605
listing details L0992094843

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