One woman’s story Rita McGrinder is Still Here at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham

Meet Rita, forthright, funny and furious.

A darkly comical tale of a woman surviving, Rita McGrinder is Still Here is written by Martin McNamara, directed by Su Gilroy and stars Mary O’Sullivan.

The production will be shown between August 29 until September 16 at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham Common Northside.

It’s 2010 and barmaid Rita McGrinder is opening the doors to the same old regulars in a back-of-beyond pub in rural Monaghan, Ireland.

As she works, she delivers a caustic recollection of a disappointed life, but one lived in extraordinary times.

Hers is a story that, despite all its rural mundanity, encompasses violence, sex, scientific discovery, illiterate nuns, hypocrisy, terrorism and sock laundry.

It has been a whirlwind of change and, at the heart of the storm, stands Rita McGrinder.

She’s seen it all. Hell, she’s lived it all.

Rita McGrinder is Still Here is a disturbing tale of life lived in an age of tumult.

One woman’s story that runs from tragedy to comedy to a kind of redemption.

Head to the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham before September 16 to watch Mary O’Sullivan’s performance.




Picture: Mary O’Sullivan in Rita McGrinder is Still Here Picture: Rita McGrinder is Still Here

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