‘Gombean’ comes to Roscommon Arts Centre

Niamh McGrath returns to Roscommon Arts Centre on Friday, February 24th with her hilarious new one-woman show, ‘Gombean’.

Set in a sleepy town in Sligo, the show follows Grace O’Malley – the Warrior Queen – who is reincarnated as a coffee horsebox entrepreneur, high on debt and low on self-esteem. When a blast from her past, wrestling rival Ruby Stephens, arrives in town, decades after making it big, Grace’s world is literally turned upside down.

When a chance at a cash prize comes her way so does a shot at unforeseen redemption, as she contends to win back the title she lost at the U-18 Community Games in 1994.

The performance sees McGrath performing as multiple characters as she delivers a lockdown dose of caffeine-fuelled fun.

Niamh is an actor, playwright, and director who hails from Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. Over the years she has performed the length and breadth of the country. She was an original cast member of Alone It Stands, which toured internationally, and had much critical acclaim as the co-writer of Looking Deadly, a Show in a Bag initiative with Dublin Fringe in 2017.

Niamh also co-wrote and performed in Living with a Fairy (GMTV), which aired on RTÉ in 2019. Directed by Seamus O’Rourke, ‘Gombean’ shows us that some dreams can’t be stomped on!

Tickets are €16/14. To book your ticket and/or for more information, contact the box office on 090-6625824 or visit roscommonartscentre.ie.