Welcome to Citadel
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
2018 PROJECT -
Leith, Edinburgh and the 1950s.
Citadel Arts Group is delighted to
have secured funding from random arts giving, the Mars
GoodnessKNOWS fund, Edinburgh Council's Local Events
Grant and Port of Leith Housing Association to collect
memories of the 1950s and develop two new plays.
'Dancing with Mrs Murphy' by Vincent Maguire will be
directed by Mark Kydd on the Fringe at Leith Dockers
Club, August 13-16 at 2pm and Aug 14 at 7.30.
Laure Paterson will create a shorter
play for schools and older people, inspired by the
stories we collect. Citadel will also present performed
readings of three new plays at Leith Festival, June
13-15 at 12.30. 'Drama at the Dockers!' will use the
'Play, Pie and Pint' format at Leith Dockers Club - they
provide the refreshments from 12 noon and we provide the
Laverne Edmonds as Mrs Murphy
Photograph by Eric Robinson
Gordon Court tenants, Stuart Watt and
Alex Wilson with Laure Paterson(Writer) and Liz
Leith Drama Team has its
very own page
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'
(£10 plus p and p)