King's Head Theatre 2018
Photo: Brian Teeling
King's Head Theatre
9th January - 2nd February 2019
Producer & Lighting Designer
Movement Direction by
Sound Design by
David Doyle, Tom Ford, & Bridie Bischoff
Stage Manager Timothy Kelly
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.