The Islanders is a lo-fi musical about memory, first-loves and growing up. In the late nineties, teenage couple Amy Mason and Eddie Argos (now lead singer of Art Brut) fled their bedsit haven of damp walls, smashed furniture and only-orange foods for a holiday on the Isle Of Wight. It was to become a holiday that both cemented and tested their relationship.
Thirteen years on, through story and song, they try to make sense of an island, a holiday and a relationship that have become absurd in the retelling.
Written and performed by Amy Mason, Eddie Argos (Art Brut), Jim Moray (multi award-winning folk singer). Co-developed with Bristol Old Vic Ferment.
Winner – IdeasTap Underbelly Edinburgh Award 2013
‘A piece which feels both personal but also entirely universal’
What’s On Stage
‘Moving between Mason’s spoken-word monologues and Argos’ equally naked songs, this is as raw as it gets in a charmingly low-key rites of passage that’s both poignant and funny’
‘A must see… warm and sad and subtly uplifting’
AUG 1 – 25 (not 12); Underbelly, EDINBURGH – Dates Passed