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Promo photo from Sugarglass Theatre's Outlying Lands

Theatre: Outlying Islands, Samuel Beckett Theatre (Irish Sign Language interpreted performance)

18 Aug 2017 (Past)

Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College

What choices should you make in the face of impending doom?

Award-winning Sugarglass Theatre returns to Dublin and the Samuel Beckett Theatre with its New York City-premiere production of David Greig’s critically lauded play, Outlying Islands.

Summer, 1939. With the world on the brink of war, two young naturalists leave Cambridge and venture to a remote Scottish island to conduct a study for the Ministry of Defense. Arriving on the island with its sole inhabitants, the elderly owner and his 19-year-old niece, the scientists soon discover they have been duped and things are not what they seem. Very soon they are drawn into a primeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion and murder in a race against time to save the island.

Based on true events, Greig’s poetic, intense and gripping play is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery. Director Marc Atkinson, who similarly to Greig spent his youth moving homes and continents, was drawn to the text by the image of a cosmopolitan world arriving to a tiny island in a precarious historical moment.

With a residency in The Beckett Theatre, Sugarglass are pioneering a new, transatlantic company model, with a group of collaborators developing shows between New York and Dublin.

ISL Interpreted Performance: 18th August, 7.30pm.
To book your tickets, click here.

We see very young people who lost faith in institutions and have to establish their moral codes anew in this raw microcosm. We’ve turned the stage into a symbolic arena for their power plays, fears and desires.

It’s an experiment in time, space and will. Transatlanticism is one thing, but it often takes even 40 years to build an ensemble, a real travelling community. It’s exciting to test the rep model in the stage of its infancy. Over this summer we’ll be presenting Outlying Islands in the evenings while during the day working on Children of The Sun; Maxim Gorky’s study of wilful blindness in an advent of a disaster.

Performed by Jefferson White (How to Get Away With Murder/House of Cards, Manhattan, The Americans), Maeve O’Mahony, and Peter Corboy with original live music and striking stage design.

Written by David Greig
Directed by Marc Atkinson
Set & Lighting Design by Colm McNally
Costume Design by Christopher Metzger
Composition & Sound Design by Lester St. Louis & Eoghan Quinn
Produced by Darren Sinnott, Tilly Taylor, Tim Scott
Cast includes: Jefferson White, Maeve O’Mahony, Peter Corboy

“Comic, touching, powerfully erotic”
★★★★ The Telegraph
“A beautiful play, richly laden with moving symbolism” – British Theatre Guide
★★★★ – The Guardian
Praise for Sugarglass Theatre:
★★★★ “Dizzyingly ambitious… Wonderfully inventive and richly immersive… Heavenly… A theatrical
company to watch” – The Irish Times
★★★★ “Palpable Magic” – Exeunt Magazine

Venue: Samuel Beckett Theatre
Dates: 12 Aug – 2 Sep (no shows on Sundays)
ISL Interpreted Performance: 18th August
Previews: 10 – 11 Aug, 7.30pm
Time: 7.30pm Duration: 2 h Matinée: 2 Sep, 2.30pm
Booking: https://beckett-theatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/
Age Guidance: 16+ (contains nudity and scenes of a sexual nature)

For further information, please contact:
Joanna Crawley, PR manager
Email: joannadcrawley@gmail.com,
Ph: + 353 (86) 453 87 92

Scene from Sugarglass Theatre's Outlying Islands

Dizzyingly ambitious, wonderfully inventive and richly immersive. Heavenly, a theatrical
company to watch.

The Irish Times

Maeve O’Mahony in Sugarglass Theatre's Outlying Islands


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