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GomBean

A one-woman show built around a day in the life of a woman adapting to life alone during the Covid pandemic.

Behind the Scenes Productions 2022 Bubble
Niamh McGrath, one of our 2021 Time at the Well artists used her bursary to conduct a development phase on GomBean.

As part of her artistic process, Niamh is connecting with theatre artist, Seamus O’Rourke and two specific demographics, older people and younger people to explore and give voice to their personal experiences of lockdown and to embrace connectivity between the age groups in a series of drama workshops. These intergenerational workshops will inform further development of GomBean which we will bring to full production in September 2022.

Niamh McGrath is an Actor, playwright & director who hails from Enniscrone Co. Sligo. Over the years Niamh has performed the length and breadth of the country, streets and sometimes fields....at festivals. Some of Niamh's projects include writing and directing The Bucks & the Thrashers (LEAP Easkey) a site-specific theatre performance involving the joint efforts and co-ordination of performers and community volunteers from across West Sligo (winning the Heritage Council National Heritage Award for Hidden Heritage in 2017). Niamh was an original cast member of Alone it Stands which toured internationally. She had much critical acclaim as the co-writer of Looking Deadly, a Show in a Bag initiative with Dublin Fringe in 2017, which enjoyed an all Ireland tour. Niamh co-wrote and performed in Living with a Fairy (GMTV) which aired on RTÉ in 2019. Niamh divides her time between Dublin & Enniscrone.