Fri 31 Aug - Wed 5 Sep 2018
31 Aug-Mull Theatre, 4 Sept-Iona, 5 Sept-Bunessan
Helen Milne Productions in association with Mull Theatre present
A New Musical
Directed by Amy Draper | Written by Stewart Melton | Music & Lyrics by Finn Anderson
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 boy from faraway is washed up on the shore - and with him, events that will change her life forever.
'There's men on my beach. Dark blue uniforms, almost black. Marching out of the sea from submarines. Chanting. Singing.'
Boldly exploring themes of war, 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.
Supported by Creative Scotland
★★★★ Time Out Critic's Choice ingenious revival...Amy Draper's extraordinarily sensual production... deserves massive praise Sunday Morning at the Centre of the World
Usagi Yojimbo 'Stewart Melton's loose, funny adaptation... a seasonal treat' ★★★★ Time Out Critic's Choice
★★★★★ "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)
Islander dates are: Tuesday 31 Aug at Mull Theatre, Tuesday 4 Sept in the Iona Village Hall and Wednesday 5 Sept in the Bunessan Village Hall