Keara Murphy: Mice & Women
A modern parallel to the Robert Burns poem
To A Mouse
Directed by John Paul McGroarty

My brand new one-woman show
Keara Murphy: Mice & Women
will debut at The Big Burns Supper in Dumfries on
26th January 2014
Cairndale Parkhouse
English Street
Dumfries
DG1 2DF
7pm, £8.00
Book Tickets Here:
Keara Murphy: Mice & Women

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Intelligent Burns banter
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Keara Murphy: Mice & Women
A modern parallel to the Robert Burns poem
To A Mouse
Directed by John Paul McGroarty

Whilst preparing her annual Burns Supper speech, a wee mousie popped its head out from under Keara’s couch to ask, politely, if he could share her rice.  After a courteous conversation involving a hammer, Keara pondered the line in Robert Burns’, To A Mouse: A daimen icker in a thrave’s a sma’ request“.  Should Keara grant the mousie’s request or lay down fifty shades of warfarin for the wee blighter?  Are women too soft on mice? Or do they just want them eradicated from their kitchen? If women continue to treat mice ‘humanely’ will they eventually take over the telly? And what of men?  Are men not just gigantic mice?  After extensive on-the-job research, Keara thinks this may be so.  Therefore, like Rabbie Burns before her, Keara muses the parallels between the species and laments.

“Passionate, enthusiastic and deeply knowledgeable about Robert Burns
Scottish Licence Trade Association

This show is a modern parallel of Robert Burns poem,
To A Mouse, taking in the themes of crushing loneliness, intense isolation and the need for companionship in Steinbeck’s novella (also a parallel of Burns’ poem) Of Mice and MenIt also involves scrabble and chicken and Snickers Bars and that – and the main difference between this show and the novella is that this show is a comedy.

A great character actress”
The Scotsman