It is summer 1939 and two young Cambridge naturalists arrive on a remote Hebridean island to conduct a wildlife survey on behalf of the Government. They are accompanied by Kirk, the island’s tenant, and his attractive young niece Ellen. When Kirk inadvertently reveals to the boys the true reason for their mission, they are drawn into a primeval world of emotional discovery, sexual passion, voyeurism and murder. 

Firebrand in partnership with Heart of Hawick is delighted to present a fresh and timely revival of an at times comic, touching and hauntingly beautiful Scottish play about loss of innocence. The cast includes exciting young talents Helen Mackay, Martin Richardson and James Rottger alongside Firebrand favourite Crawford Logan fresh from his recent West End role in Woman in Black. Directed by the award-winning Richard Baron and designed by Ken Harrison, the production will include a thrilling soundscape by Jon Beales. Outlying Islands is supported by Creative Scotland.

“Comic, touching and powerfully erotic”Daily Telegraph

“A wonderful play…compulsively watchable” **** The Guardian

Image: Richard Campbell Photography


(Click on venue name to go direct to the website and book your tickets)

25-27th September: Tower Mill, Heart of Hawick, Hawick
30th September: MacArts, Galashiels
1st-4th October: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
5th October: Birnam Arts, Birnam
7-8th October: Tait Hall, Kelso
9th October: Eastgate Theatre, Peebles
11th October: The Fullarton, Castle Douglas
13th October: Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock
14th October: Ayr Gaiety Theatre, Ayr
16th October: Dundee Rep, Dundee
17-18th October: Macrobert, Stirling
19th October: Websters, Glasgow

If you would like to be kept up to date with what’s coming up next, please sign up for our newsletter by putting your email address into the box on the right of this page.

And, if you are interested in being a Friend of Firebrand and becoming a Firestarter, Flame or Spark please click on the Friends of Firebrand link at the top of the page for more details!