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Welcome to Citadel Arts Group


We work with people of all ages to create theatre and collect living memories of older people. We bring the past to life, create surprises in the present, and bring hope for the future through the Arts.


Citadel engages with people of all ages. Our audiences include older people, school pupils, community and marginalised groups. We provide opportunities for up-and-coming actors. Our writers are mainly older people from all walks of life.


We believe that live theatre can tackle challenging topics, educate, amuse, help strengthen communities and bridge the generation gap.


Liz Hare - Director Citadel Arts Group


Citadel Arts Group on the Fringe

 Leith-based theatre company, Citadel Arts Group, return to the Fringe with


            by VINCENT MAGUIRE

             directed by MARK KYDD


‘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.

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 part of Citadel Arts Group’s 1950s project supported by City of Edinburgh Council, random arts giving, GoodnessKNOWS, Port of Leith Housing, the OFFF Over Fifties £500 Fund. A book of local memories, ’Remembering the 1950s’ will be produced, also a shorter play, inspired by the memories, which Citadel will take into local schools.


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. 














Contact Us  



Leith Drama Team has its

very own page

Click Here


Citadel Publications

Copies can be ordered of

the living memory



Hermitage Court Memory Book


Leith Hospital Recalled (£8.00)


Jameson Place, St Nicholas Court

Sheltered Housing and

Leith Community Centre



and the film

'The Right to Vote an A''That'

about the

Scottish Suffragettes

(£10 plus p and p)






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