The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Outlying Islands

Outlying Islands
  • Production: Outlying Islands
  • Company: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
  • Venue: Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, World Stages Festival, Toronto and Jerwood Theatre Upstairs (redesign)
  • Year: 2002
  • Author: David Greig
  • Directed by: Philip Howard
  • Lighting Design by: Chahine Yavroyan
  • Costume Design by: Fiona Watt
  • Set designed by: Fiona Watt
  • Photography by: Douglas Robertson
  • Design © Fiona Watt
  • Image © Douglas Robertson
A spiral of turf enclosing a pagan chapel on a remote Scottish island. From its 2002 premiere,the design for Outlying Islands went through a total of five transformations, shedding itself layer by layer until eventually returning in its bare essence to the islands that inspired it.