★ ★ ★ ★ “a real treat… it is Finn Anderson’s music and its delivery which really sets this apart… There are just the two actors, their voices and the loops which they record live, building up everything from the breath of a dying whale to the techno music of a teenage bedroom, an angry village meeting and an even angrier storm… the results are quite something.”
(All Edinburgh Theatre)
★ ★ ★ ★ “a magically minimalist production, Islander challenges the possibilities of imagination in story, technology, and staging”
★ ★ ★ ★ “it's both the complexity and simplicity of Islander that make it so thoroughly enjoyable”
ABOUT THE PIECE
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 girl from faraway is washed up on the shore - and with her, events that will change Eilidh's life forever.
Boldly exploring themes of migration and identity, Islander is for everyone 8 years and older. 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.
Directed by Amy Draper
Written by Stewart Melton
Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson.
Devised with Kirsty Findlay & Bethany Tennick
Produced by Helen Milne Productions in association with Mull Theatre
Supported by Creative Scotland.