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"Islander is New York's Best new Musical"
Daily Beast



There is a girl.  She 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.

BritishTheatre gives ISLANDER “★★★★★,” calling it “A flawless gem. A modern folk tale that is hard not to fall in love with.” Two performers create a world of characters while live-mixing and layering their voices, harnessing looping technology to create a dazzling and unexpected soundscape. This new musical about a community in peril and two young people finding connection inside it, is staged with a contemporary Scottish folk-inspired score and epic storytelling. The Daily Beast touts that “ISLANDER is really gorgeous—sharp, moving, funny, and one of the best musicals in New York.”

ISLANDER is conceived and originally directed by Amy Draper, and staged and associate directed for the 23/24 international tour by Eve Nicol. The book is written by Stewart Melton and music and lyrics are by Finn Anderson. After a celebrated and critically acclaimed run off-Broadway, the ISLANDER creative team is joined by scenic designer Emma Bailey (SIX, Broadway & West End), touring the US and UK with a new physical landscape.  Lighting design is by Simon Wilkinson, costume design by Hahnji Jang and sound design by Sam Kusnetz.

Originally staged and produced in the UK in 2018 by Helen Milne Productions in association with Mull Theatre and the support of Creative Scotland. Originally produced in New York by Setasea LLC. The international touring production for proscenium stages is co-produced by Setasea LLC, Helen Milne Productions, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Dundee Rep.

Listen To The Original Cast Recording

The Tour

Theatre Royal Plymouth
25 September - 7 October 2023
Seattle Repertory Theatre
20 October - 19 November 2023
Chicago Shakespeare Theater
29 November - 17 December 2023
Herberger Theater Center
11 - 28 January 2024
Olney Theatre Center
11 - 28 April 2024
"Islander is New York's Best new Musical"
"Most importantly, the songs are bops, one and all"
"They are both gifted actors and they always seem to find the right note, with nary a pitch pipe in sight."
"See it for your yourself. It's better than almost anything you'll see on Broadway right now at a fraction of the cost.

Cast & Creatives

Stephanie MacGaraidh
Lois Craig
Julia Murray
Sylvie Stenson
Produced By
Molly Morris
Helen Milne
Martin Platt for Pemberley Perry/PW Productions
James L Simon
Theatre Royal Plymouth
Dundee Rep Theatre
Conceived and directed by
Amy Draper
Staging and Associate Direction by
Eve Nicol
Book by
Stewart Melton
Music & Lyrics by
Finn Anderson
Scenic design by
Emma Bailey
Costume design by
Hahnji Jang
Sound design by
Sam Kusnetz
Lighting design by
Simon Wilkinson
Music Direction & Loopstation Sound Design by
Finn Anderson
Associate Music Director
Diana Lawrence
Production Stage Manager
Jasmin Davies
US Tour Production Manager
Duncan Becker
US Tour Production Consultant
Anshuman Bhatia
UK Associate Director
Shilpa T-Hyland
US Tour Associate Lighting Designer
Scott Monnin
US Tour Audio Engineer
Jacob Levitin
Casting by
Katherine Skene
Key Art Design
Feast Creative
US Tour General Management
Martin Platt for Perry Street Theatricals
US Tour General Management
Doreen Sayegh & Annie Shea Graney For Pemberley Productions
US Tour Booking
Pemberley Productions
UK Tour Booking & General Management
Helen Milne Productions
Key Art Photography
Oliver Rosser
Setasea LLC is Molly Morris, James L. Simon, Martin Platt for Pemberley Perry/PW Productions, Helen Milne, Rosemary and Kenneth Willman, Kevin Ryan & Diane Scott Carter, Dawn Smalberg & Bev Ragovoy, Heni Koenigsberg & Lauren Koenig-Plonskier, Alan Shorr, Neil Gooding Productions, Maya Leibman and Robert Gross, Ira Gaines, Pump Priming Productions, WheelerMorrissey / Jodi Kaplan