Marie McCarthy

Marie McCarthy is the Artistic Director of Omnibus Theatre  a multi-award-winning independent theatre based in Clapham, South London. Following several years as an actor Marie retrained gaining an MA in Theatre Directing (Birkbeck, University of London) where she won the Sir Peter Cheeseman award for achievement and innovation.

She is a founder member of Lightning Ensemble Theatre Company and registered charity, created in 1995 to provide a platform for writers, directors and actors to develop new writing and explore collaborative cross art form practice. It was re-launched as a producing company in 2006 under the her artistic directorship, creating site responsive theatre in a variety of locations and responding to the challenges of the individual space.  

Omnibus Theatre is a multi-award-winning independent theatre in Clapham, South London. Finalist in the Fringe Theatre of the Year 2019 The Stage Awards, Off-West End Award winner 2018 and 2020, and recipient of the Peter Brook/Royal Court Theatre Support Award in 2016. The heart of the organisation’s ambitious programme lies in classics re-imagined, modern revivals and new writing. Omnibus Theatre also provides a platform for LGBTQ+ work and aims to give voice to the under-represented and challenge perceptions. Since opening in 2013 notable in-house productions include Woyzeck (2013), Macbeth (2014), Colour (2015), Mule (2016), Spring Offensive (2017), Zeraffa Giraffa (2017), Queens of Sheba (2019), The Little Prince (2019), RICE! (2021), The Human Connection (2021), The Girl Who Was Very Good At Lying (2021), FIJI (2022), SAD (2022) and DRUM (2022).


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