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"It becomes less an act of watching a performance and feels more like hearing storytelling as it may have been done hundreds of years ago around a fire with words, characters, and songs." -Stages of MN


Conceived by Amy Draper

Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson

Book by Stewart Melton

JULY 2021

Islander was recognized as the top musical at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and went on to a successful run at the Southwark Theater in London.  Set on an island in Scotland, myth and reality collide when the tide washes a mysterious stranger onto the beach, changing life forever. We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary musical to US audiences for the first time. 

Islander was originally produced in the UK by Helen Milne Productions

"Islander is a brilliant piece of music-theater and just the kind of thing that Elision excels at. It's a sweet little story, fantastical yet grounded in characters that feel real, and musically gorgeous." -Cherry and Spoon

Cast and Creative

Christine Wade


Emily Dussault

Arran (Eilidh U/S)

Deidre Cochran


Production Team


Music Director:

Stage Manager:

Production Associate:

Vocal Director:

Lighting Designer:

Dialect Coach:

Lindsay Fitzgerald

Harrison Wade

Z Makila

Constance Brevell

Christine Wade

Peter Gustafson

Jim Ahrens

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