Dancing with Mrs Murphy

Posted on 05/08/18 by Leith Dockers Club

Citadel Arts Group's edgy new Fringe show by Vincent Maguire directed by Mark Kydd.
Venue: Leith Dockers Club, Venue 425, 17 Academy Street EH6 7EE
Dates 13-16 Aug at 2pm and 14 Aug at 7.30pm
Press Tickets from lizhare@blueyonder.co.uk
'Dancing with Mrs Murphy' Press ReleasePRESS RELEASE
Citadel Arts Group on the Fringe
Leith-based theatre company, Citadel Arts Group, return to the Fringe with
directed by MARK KYDD
Citadel brings a new show to a new venue -
LEITH DOCKERS CLUB, 17 Academy Street EH 6 7EE
Dates: 13 – 16 Aug at 2pm and 14 Aug at 7.30pm
Tickets £10/£8
Press Tickets from lizhare@blueyonder.co.uk
0r phone 07770 623 924
Mrs Rose Murphy: Laverne Edmonds
Mrs MacCarthy: Debbie Cannon
Dan MacCarthy: Sean Fitzpatrick
Stage Manager: Maggie Brown
Costumes: Susan Chaney
Light: Allan Rhynas
Sound: Stewart Emm
Photo and poster design: Eric Robinson.

‘Dancing with Mrs Murphy’ is a darkly edgy drama set in Leith, 1956: the Suez Crisis signals the last stages of Empire. Rose Murphy, staggering under the pressure of work and family, is all shook up by Elvis. Can she dance into a brighter future? It’s a play about mothers and sons and coping with the changes brought about by the 1950s.

‘Dancing with Mrs Murphy’ is part of Citadel Arts Group’s 1950s project supported by City of Edinburgh Council, random arts giving, GoodnessKNOWS, Port of Leith Housing,


Citadel Arts Group is a registered charity (SC 034687) dedicated to developing new plays by older writers and giving them the chance to see their work professionally performed in a variety of community venues. We also collect living memories into books and use the stories of Leith as inspiration for drama. Citadel is based in Leith Dockers Club. ‘Citadel Arts Group mine the history of the district for little gems . . . of shared cultural memory’ (4-star review from Rob Peacock, Wee Review, 2016) Citadel Arts Group is supported by The Robertson Trust.

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