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The Tide

   by Tara Maria Lovett

How far would you go to be free?

 

How far would you go for a dream? We all dream! The Tide is a black comedy about the lengths two strangers go to make their dreams a reality. Set in a world where ordinary people who never did anything “out of the way” decide that change must come. Ivy wants out of her marriage while JC wants to escape his stepmother. Both like to swim to forget the reality of their lives. Combining black humour and digital theatre, Ivy and JC drive a Nissan Micra and use the memory of a dead goldfish to hatch a plot to make their dreams come true. Once they begin their journey there is no turning back. Once they start they have to go where the tide takes them.

This Black Comedy is the latest play by Irish playwright Tara Maria Lovett.  Ann first connected with Tara's work at Focus Theatre when she directed Tara's play The Shape. Both Ann and director Pat Nolan trained at the Focus Stanislavski Studio with the legendary Deirdre O' Connell.  She is delighted to be working with Tara and Pat again on this new play.

During 2019 The Tide was staged at 

The New Theatre, Dublin, The Whale Theatre, Greystones and

The Dolmen Theatre, Cornelscourt.

National Tour 2020 has unfortunately been postponed.

We were scheduled to perform at:

The Viking Theatre @the Sheds, Clontarf  

Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo 

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge

Íontas Theatre, CastleBlayney 

An Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda 

We are actively working on our 2021 schedule of dates so watch this space for updates. It can't last forever!

Credits:

JC:                                 Killian Filan

Ivy:                                Ann Russell

Playwright:                     Tara Maria Lovett

Director:                         Pat Nolan

Producer:                        Sine Lynch

Stage Manager:               Shannon Cowan

Dramaturg:                     Pamela McQueen

Lighting Design:              Catherine O' Carroll

Sound Design:                 Pete O' Neill

Set & Costume Design:     Mary Sheehan

Production Photography:   Al Craig

Digital Theatre Imagery:   Mark Broderick and Donal Power

Graphic Design:                Leanne Willars

‘enjoyable show with elegant writing’ - Irish Independent

‘humour and freshness to keep you engaged throughout’ 

- No More Workhorse

‘delightfully high handed comedy’ - The Arts Review

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© 2020 Ann Russell