The Isle of Love is a bittersweet tale of love, loss, recovery and discovery infused with the quirky lyrical genius of Adam Ross’ music.
The play addresses the beauty and restorative qualities of island life and also explores why people choose to visit, to remain, to depart and to return.
Inspired by the narrative character of the music produced by Randolph’s Leap, Euan Martin and Dave Smith from award-winning theatre company Right Lines Productions are delighted to be collaborating with Randolph’s Leap singer Adam Ross to create a piece of theatre based around the themes of his songs and incorporating his performance in a dramatic context.
The cornerstone of this piece will be the song “The Isle of Love”, a celebration of the atmosphere and character of the Scottish Hebridean island. This ambience, and some of the darker reasons people are attracted to the islands, will be explored. The Isle of Love will be performed by a versatile cast of five and accompanied by live music. The Director is Mark Saunders, Head of Classical and Contemporary Text at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, who has directed several Right Lines shows in recent years.
The Isle of Love will be presented in a different format to previous Right Lines shows and is an example of the company’s desire to push the boundaries stylistically. At the same time, this new work will fulfil the company aims of being both accessible and relevant to our target audiences across Scotland. Moving from the full blown, feel good nature of musical comedy Whisky Kisses, through the gritty realism of Be Silent or Be Killed, to the issue based, environmental relevance of our recent hit Rapid Departure, we are now entering the territory of the Indie Pop Juke Box Musical, thereby appealing to an additional younger audience whilst still maintaining our traditional fan-base and extending our creative skills set through the artistic collaboration with Adam Ross.