Outlying Islands

Outlying Islands

4 (2) · Contemporary, Fringe Theatre

1939, Scotland. Two young ornithologists arrive on a remote island.


They’ve been tasked by the Ministry to conduct a study of the bird population. With only the island’s authoritarian leaseholder and his niece for company, they find themselves drawn to the wildness of the island, igniting growing tensions and repressed passions. Blurring the line between fantasy and reality, Greig’s poetic, funny, and politically charged play explores a society on the edge of immense change.

Ages 16+

Critic reviews

A truly captivating production, authentically staged and beautifully performed

Theatre Weekly

For anything else I may say about this piece, my one certainty is that is was absolutely beautiful – both physically and emotionally

A Younger Theatre

An underpowered revival

The Stage

A powerful drama brought to life by an outstanding cast

Everything Theatre

Date & time

Show ended
Wed 9 Jan - Sat 2 Feb, 3.30pm & 7pm


115 Upper St Islington N1 1QN London, UK · Get Directions

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