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Islander – Southwark Playhouse, London

Book: Stewart Melton Director: Amy Draper Music and Lyrics: Finn Anderson Reviewer: Karl O’Doherty An exciting burst of sound, folklore and danger tells the story of an island under threat, about to be torn apart for the second time in its history. Blending reality and mythic fantasy, the musical calls back to a time when stories and imagination were the ...

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Islander: A New Musical – Summerhall Roundabout, Edinburgh

Direction and Concept by Amy Draper Book by Stewart Melton Music and Lyrics by Finn Anderson Reviewer: Dominic Corr A thin veil attempts to cover the line between reality and folklore; stories had to come from somewhere after all. Staring out into the sea, Eilidh dreams of the mainland, her mother and being away from isolation. When the tide washes ...

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Come Hell or High Water – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Guy Hollands Script Editor: Martin Travers Composer: Finn Anderson Movement: Jen Egdar Reviewer: Fraser MacDonald One of 50 new works commissioned by Sky Arts, The Citizens Theatre Community set out to explore changing identity in a post-Brexit Britain in Come Hell or High Water. What resulted was a raw, exploratory journey into the psyche of Glasgow as it fights ...

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Streets – A New Kind of Musical – Cockpit Theatre, London

Book: Tori Allen-Martin and Sarah Henley Music: Finn Anderson Director: Adam ‘Bo’ Boland Reviewer: Harry Stern [rating:3] ‘We are a new breed of theatre, for a new kind of audience, for a new generation’ claims the Producer’s programme note in asking to be taken seriously as a force for innovation. Heady stuff despite history demonstrating that mould-breaking musicals have come ...

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Edinburgh Fringe: Streets The Musical – TheSpace@Surgeons Hall

Book: Finn Anderson Music: Finn Anderson Director: Finn Anderson Reviewer: Deborah Klayman [rating: 1.5] Billed as “gritty and hard-hitting”, Streets The Musical is sadly neither of these, performed without any kind of edginess or meaningful social commentary. With some lacklustre vocals and an underdeveloped plot and lyrics, this piece lacks the ability to ask hard questions about the plight of ...

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