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Outlying Islands


King's Head Theatre 2018

Photo: Brian Teeling

King's Head Theatre
9th January  - 2nd February 2019

Written by

David Greig

Producer & Lighting Designer

David Doyle

Directed by

Jessica Lazar

Movement Direction by

Jennifer Fletcher

Designed by

Anna Lewis

Sound Design by

Christopher Preece

Assistant Director

Charlie Norburn

Produced 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.

"A candid, captivating piece of theatre for 21st Century Ireland"
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