Steamie Cast Announced

May 19 2017 | By More

Casting for Thirtieth anniversary tour

The full cast has been announced for the nine-week Autumn tour of The Steamie, which will play the Edinburgh King’s in November 2017.

The phenomenally successful show about four women gossiping on a 1950s Old Year’s Night in the last days of the Glasgow wash-houses has become staple on the amateur circuit and last had a fully professional tour in 2012.

Fiona Wood, Libby McArthur, Tony Roper, Mary McCusker, Steven McNicoll and Carmen Pieraccini. Photo: Neil Laidlaw Productions.

Written by Tony Roper, with songs by David Anderson, it was first staged in May 1987. A version was made by Scottish Television for Hogmanay 1988. Roper will directing the touring production which sets out from Kirkcaldy in September.

Two of the cast from the 2012 tour will be returning. Mary McCusker is reprising her role as old Mrs Culfeathers who harks back to the past, Fiona Wood returns as young Doreen, whose idea of the future is so optimistic that her idea of nirvana is a Drumchapel council house.

Joining them will be Libby McArthur as larger-than-life, busybody Dolly with Carmen Pieraccini as the harsh-tongued Magrit, whose husband is a no-good drunkard. Steven McNicoll is the play’s token man, Andy the wash-house janitor.


The Steamie
King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street EH3 9LQ.
Mon 6 – Sat 11 November 2017
Evenings: 7.30pm; Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details:

Click on the images to buy the 1988 TV version and Roper’s novelisation of his own script on Amazon:


The Steamie on tour 2017:
Wed 6 – Sat 9 Sept Kirkcaldy
Adam Smith Theatre
01592 583302 Book online
Tue 12 – Sat 16 Sept Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 Book online
Mon 18 – Sat 23 Sept Dundee
01382 223530 Book online
Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sept Ayr
01292 288235 Book online
Mon 2 – Sat 7 Oct Inverness
Eden Court
01463 234 234 Book online
Tue 10 – Sat 14 Oct Stirling
MacRobert Arts Centre
01786 466666 Book online
Mon 23 Oct – Sat 4 Nov Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
Mon 6 – Sat 11 Nov Edinburgh
King’s Theatre
0131 529 6000 Book online

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  1. Elaine Wilson says:

    Saw your production today. It was superb. Having seen several versions over the years, I feel I don’t want to see it again. You topped the lot !
    Best wishes for the rest of the tour.
    Elaine Wilson, a “Steamie ” lover