Ruby

Song and Dance RoutineBy Marie Jones

April/May & October 2000

In the 1950’s Ruby Murray held the world in her hands and was the mega-star of her time. Ruby’s story is a bittersweet tale of triumph and transformation – from parish halls in Bundoran to topping the London Palladium, from humble beginnings in Belfast to the ‘Heartbeat Girl’ with five singles in the charts all at once. From personal struggles to the voice that melted the most tormented of hearts. A comic, moving and uplifting play about the woman who sang the songs generations fell in love to.

DIRECTOR
Ian McElhinney

DESIGNER
Houston Marshall

LIGHTING BY
John Riddell

COSTUME DESIGNER
Louise Stewart

MUSICAL DIRECTOR
Wilson Shields

CAST
Ruby – Julia Dearden

All Other Characters –
Dan Gordon
Sean Kearns
Brenda Winter