Islander (Edinburgh International Children's Festival 2021)

Helen Milne Productions

Available on demand 25 May - 6 Jun

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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 told through a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score.

In this audio recording, the two-hander cast 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.

Originally conceived and directed for the stage by Amy Draper, with musical book by Stewart Melton and music and lyrics by Finn Anderson, for Helen Milne Productions. Produced and Directed for BBC Audio Drama North by Pauline Harris. A BBC recording originally broadcast on Radio 4.

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The Traverse is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council, with additional support from The Scottish Government Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund.