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Rita McGrinder is Still Here

​Omnibus Theatre, 2023


A dark, darkly funny and 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. Hers is a story that, despite all its rural mundanity, encompasses violence, sex, scientific discovery, illiterate nuns, hypocrisy, terrorism, sock laundry, Daniel O’Donnell, showbands, dying priests, Jedward, and strap-ons.  

★★★★ - breakingthefourthwall

"A masterpiece in the making" - The Morning Star"​

….brilliant writing…beautifully observed…McGrinder is played superbly by Mary O’Sullivan, so well in fact that it is hard to register that this is not actually O’Sullivan’s tale…" - thereviewshub

Mosley Must Fall 


The McEnroes, a poor Irish family, struggle to stay together in the crowded Irish and Jewish ghettoes of London’s East End of the 1930s. Around them is growing discontent and agitation caused by Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists.  How can Liam, a disillusioned veteran of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin, keep his sons out of the fray? 

"McNAMARA’S Mosley Must Fall is a gem,,, a warning from history today" ★★★★ Morning Star

“The makings of a classic play. Kudos to McNamara for another solid and moving production that will stay with me for a long time.” – View From The Cheap Seats



A short monologue, read by Donal Cox and produced by Green Curtain Theatre.  

For anyone who has ever been to an Irish wake, or know the name Count John McCormack

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Your Ever Loving


Best play of Edinburgh Fringe 2017 - Theatre Weekly   "Even if you don’t consider yourself a 'political' person, Your Ever Loving MUST be seen for the sheer

force of theatre and humanity it embodies" GGG ★★★★★ "A passionate outburst against injustice" Morning Star  "thoughtful, compelling piece of theatre... rush off and see this fine polemical play" trafficlighttheatregoer

"Very powerful and thought-provoking... uncomfortable viewing but utterly compelling”  **** London Theatre1 "Your Ever Loving was completely brutal. I loved every moment of it" Northern Echo  "Stefan McCusker's performance shines in a promising play about injustice" The Stage

★★★★★ Basic Theatre Review   ★★★★ London Box Office  ★★★★ CarnsTheatrePassion   ★★★★ Everything Theatre   ★★★★ LondonPubTheatres ★★★★ breakingtheforthwall ★★★★ The List




"Powerfully realistic drama" - Morning Star

"  Jordan Fyffe's monologue as Iain is one of the strongest performances I have ever seen - viewfromthecheapseats 

 "Safron Beck's remarkable performance... McNamara has created a memorable character in Agnes Bennett," - trafficlighttheatregoer

"superb performances, multi-layered and thoughtful" ★★★★ pubtheatre1 “thoroughly genuine and well-crafted” ★★★★-spyinthestalls 

"Aside from Lyon’s direction and McNamara’s writing, a large part of the play’s success can be attributed to Beck, I can’t imagine anyone else pulling off the role of (Agnes) Bennett so deftly - ★★★★- breakingthefourthwall

Traitors, Cads & Cowards 


An Irish Rebel, an army deserter and a conscientious objector walk into a gaol cell...

World War One drama set in a cell on the military wing of Wandsworth Prison, 1916

"A stark, powerful performance that will linger with you long after you leave the theatre" ★★★★ carnstheatrepassion


"A moving exploration of the effects of war and oppression" ★★★★ pubtheatres1


Mosely Must Fall

Traitors, Cads & Cowards  


Your Ever Loving                                                     

Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms (short) 


Traitors, Cads & Cowards                                            

The Parting Glass                                                      

Your Ever Loving                                                       

Coral's Anus                                                             

Angel of Death (short)                                               

Three short plays: I.E.D./Coral's Anus/A Wake                 

The Magic Hour                                                         

Hostile Reconnaissance                                              


Lion & Unicorn, Bread & Roses, JW3

Wandsworth Prison, London

Theatre N16, London                                               

Underbelly, Edinburgh & London Irish Centre                 

Irish Culture Centre                                               

The Bunker                                                             

Bread & Roses, Lion & Unicorn and Colour House Theatre 

London Irish Centre                                                 

Theatre N16 & Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle               

Theatre N16                                                

Cog Artspace/Fractured Lines, London                        

Theatre 503, London                                                

Brockley Jack, London                                               

Soho Theatre, London                                               

















“McNamara’s dialogue is well–observed, sparklingly comic” - British Theatre Guide


Your Ever Loving, Best Play of Edinburgh Fringe; Theatre Weekly                    

Invited member of Royal Court writers groups                                                IED, Player Playwrights Play Of The Year                                                        

IED, longlisted, Bruntwood Prize                                                     

Coral's Anus, shortlisted, British Theatre Challenge                    

Member of Royal Court writers group                                                  

Member of the inaugural New Dramatists Club       

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