Off-Broadway's Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's re-opens its doors with the New York premiere of Islander, beginning previews April 14 ahead of its April 21 opening night.
Islander tells the story of a girl who dreams of a life past the shores of her little island and goes on a new journey when a mysterious stranger washes up with the tide as she stares out at sea.
Transferring to the U.S. following a 2019 Best New Musical–winning debut at Edinburgh Fringe, the production features the work's complete original cast, Olivier nominee Kirsty Findlay and Bethany Tennick. The Scottish folk-inspired score features looping technology for a sound mix created live during the performance.
Conceived and directed by Amy Draper, Islander features a book by Stewart Melton, music and lyrics by Finn Anderson, lighting design by Simon Wilkinson, costume design by Hahnji Jang, and sound design by Sam Kusnetz. Molly Morris, Helen Milne, Martin Platt for Pemberley Perry / PW Productions, and James Simon serve as producers.
Playhouse 46 at St. Luke's is the freshly renovated iteration of St. Luke's Theatre. The venue was operated by Edmund Gaynes and West End Artists Company from 2006-2020, when the agreement ended due to the pandemic.
For tickets and more information, visit IslanderMusical.com.