Following their five-time Offie award nominated production of Steven Berkoff’s East, the award-winning Atticist return to the King’s Head Theatre with a powerful revival of Scottish playwright David Greig’s Outlying Islands. Directed by Jessica Lazar, Outlying Islands demonstrates the lyricism and humanity that has made David Greig one of the UK’s leading dramatists. The play now returns in its first London revival since the Royal Court in 2002.
On the eve of the outbreak of World War II, two young ornithologists are sent to a remote Scottish Island by the government to conduct a survey of the island’s birds. Left to their own devices on an isolated and windswept scrap of land, the only other human inhabitants are Kirk, the aged and authoritarian leaseholder, and his niece Ellen. As their gaze turns inwards, the mainland recedes further into the distance and life on the island ignites desires and creates inescapable tensions.
Wednesday 9th January – Saturday 2nd February 2019
Tuesday– Saturday 7pm
(Saturday 2nd February additional matinee 3.30pm)
The King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper Street, London N1 1QN
Wed 9 Jan 2019 to Sat 2 Feb 2019