OUTLYING ISLANDS

I have noticed that something draws us towards outlying islands. Some force pulls…

1939, Scotland. Two young ornithologists arrive on a remote island, tasked by the government to conduct a simple study of the bird population. With only the island’s authoritarian leaseholder and his niece for company, they find themselves drawn to the wild isolation of the place and begin to suspect their mission is not all it seems. 

As the clouds of war gather over Europe, one rocky outcrop in the vast Atlantic can decide its own fate. Boundaries begin to crumble. Life becomes beautiful and strange. 

Following 2018's OFFIE-nominated production of Steven Berkoff’s EAST, Atticist returns to the King’s Head Theatre with our first show as an Associate Company: the first London revival of David Greig’s OUTLYING ISLANDS since its sold-out Royal Court run almost twenty years ago. Blurring the lines between fantasy and reality, Greig’s poetic, funny, and politically-charged play explores a society on the edge of immense change.

2 X OFFIE NOMINEE

BEST PRODUCTION / BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A PLAY

Cast & Creatives:

KIRK/CAPTAIN Ken Drury

JOHN Jack McMillan

ELLEN Rose Wardlaw

ROBERT Tom Machell 

Director Jessica Lazar

Movement Director Jennifer Fletcher

Assistant Director Charlie Norburn (King's Head Theatre Trainee Director)

Stage Manager Timothy Kelly

Set & Costume Design Anna Lewis

Lighting Design David Doyle

Sound Design Christopher Preece

Producers Bridie Bischoff, David Doyle, and Tom Ford

Assistant Producer Jennifer Davis

Publicist Chloé Nelkin Consulting

Photos: Jack Swain, Clive Barda

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