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This Play About Two British Soldiers Is Coming To Dublin Next Week - And Here's Why You Really Should See It

By katedemolder

August 4, 2017 at 3:26pm


Dublin's theatrical scene is quite otherworldly. 

Attracting thousands each year to attend our prestigious schools and learn about our literary forefathers - Dublin's theatre circles are full of extremely talented individuals. 

And the latest production to come on the scene is Outlying Islands by Scottish playwright David Greig, which will be performed at the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College. 

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The play's synopsis is as follows:

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 Defence. 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, David Greig’s  poetic, intense and gripping Outlying Islands is a tale of breath-taking beauty and poignancy packed with moments of pure comedy and mystery.

We spoke to Producer Darren Sinnott about what should be expected from Outlying Islands:

''The play is set on a remote island off the coast of Scotland. It centres on the relationship between two scientists and their blossoming love triangle with the owner of the Island's niece. Set before the breakout of World War 2, it stars several up & coming Dublin actors as well as actor Jefferson White, who currently stars in Netflix's House of Cards and ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.''

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The company has been well received by Irish press in the past & is based between Dublin & New York. 

"An immersive, theatrical experience that was as ambitious as it was inventive – take a bow Sugarglass Theatre" – Irish Times

"This is an ingenious, meticulously created piece of theatre that even people who hate theatre will love" –

Outlying Islands runs for just under a month, from August 10 - September 2 in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity College, and with tickets ranging from €12 - €20 for a production such as this - we think it's an utter steal. 

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