The Scottish Maritime Museum on Irvine Harbourside will host an evening of gripping theatre in collaboration with Ayrshire’s Triple Act Theatre and Arts next week.

The company's adult drama group will stage the enthralling and suspenseful play 'Light's Out: The mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers' with two performances on Friday, October 13, at 6pm and 7.30pm.

Set against the backdrop of the rugged and isolated Eilean Mor island in the Outer Hebrides, this riveting production combines historical drama, psychological thriller and supernatural intrigue to delve deep into the mysterious disappearance of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers.

As the investigation unfolds, the audience is drawn into a world of isolation, harsh weather and the psychological toll of living in close quarters for months on end. Tensions rise as the search for answers intensifies and secrets and hidden conflicts among the keepers become clear.

As the characters grapple with the possibility of foul play, superstitions about the island's eerie history and ancient myths begin to surface. Are the keepers victims of a tragic accident or is there a supernatural force at play?

Chloe O'Hanlon, creative learning officer at Ardrossan-based Triple Act Theatre and Arts, said: “We’re thrilled to bring 'Light's Out: The mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers' to the Scottish Maritime Museum.

“With its blend of historical accuracy, psychological tension and touch of supernatural, this play keeps audiences on the edge of their seats, questioning the boundaries of reality and the depths of the human psyche as they journey into one of Scotland's most enduring mysteries.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to what will be an unforgettable evening of theatre.”

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Christopher Woodland, commercial manager at the Scottish Maritime Museum, added: “We are delighted to partner with Triple Act Theatre and Arts and bring this thrilling theatrical experience into the fabulous setting of the Linthouse.

“A key role of the Scottish Maritime Museum is to help support wellbeing and lifelong learning in the community and enable local organisations to benefit from the wonderful assets we have here on site, especially our Grade A, Victorian Linthouse which was once a shipyard engine shed in Govan.

“Partnering with Triple Act Theatre and Arts and providing a unique space for their performance and a fabulous experience for visitors is a perfect example of this.”

Tickets for 'Light's Out: The mystery of the Eilean Mor Lighthouse Keepers'  include entry to the Museum and current exhibition and are priced £10 with concession tickets available for a ‘pay what you can’ donation.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite or via the Scottish Maritime Museum’s website: