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:
Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge
An Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda
We are actively working on a new schedule for 2022/23 so watch this space for updates.
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
AV Designer: John Gunning
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