Ruth Leon recommends…Island fantasy from Dundee Rep

Ruth Leon recommends…Island fantasy from Dundee Rep

Ruth Leon recommends

norman lebrecht

August 31, 2021

Islander – Dundee Rep
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on demand August 29-September 8

Eilidh stares out to sea and dreams of a new life beyond her lonely island. Myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto her beach, changing her life forever. Epic storytelling intimately staged with a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score.

The two-hander cast of Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick perform a whole host of characters while weaving, building and layering their voices using looping technology to create an expansive, ethereal soundscape for the ears and imagination.

Dundee Rep presents a filmed reimagining of Islander, the award-winning folk theatre musical conceived and directed by Amy Draper with music and lyrics by Dundee-born writer and composer Finn Anderson with a book by Stewart Melton.

Originally presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019, this new version of the show was filmed on Dundee Rep stage, and on location.

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