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Murmur by Susanne Colleary

A Cautionary Fairytale for This Uncertain Moment

Murmur is a drama written and directed by Susanne Colleary, adjunct lecturer in the School of Education. Murmur has been selected as part of both Edinburgh Fringe Festival & Camden Fringe Festival.

Murmur is an absurdist audio drama; an experimental 'sound cartoon' for the listener. Ren and her unborn Baba are living a makeshift life in the high woods. Here, they encounter Bee, who has the answer to Ren's prayers. Or does she? With her factotum Mag, Bee attempts to part Ren from everything she holds dear. However, it's not all plain sailing and Mag is misbehaving. The play is a cautionary fairy tale as dark comedy, filled with denials, lies, distractions, starlings and a talking donkey. A kind of comic, hyper anxiety as a response to this uncertain moment.

Production company Magpie hails from the Northwest of Ireland, Sligo to be exact and with the multi-talented Susanne Colleary as its Artistic Director. Murmur includes some of Sligo’s greatest talents with actor Sandra O Malley and sound designer Joe Hunt both from the Blue Raincoat ensemble.

Tickets are available to purchase now through the following links:

Camden stream dates & tickets: 19th - 22nd of August

Edinburgh stream dates & tickets: 23rd - 30th of August

Cast & Creatives

Written and Directed by Susanne Colleary

Cast include Sandra O Malley, Orla McSharry and Isabel Claffey

Sound Design by Joe Hunt

Foley Art by Brian Devaney

Creative Producer is Sinéad O'Donnell-Carey

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