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 a new play by Irish playwright Tara Maria Lovett.  Tara, Ann Russell and Pat Nolan all trained at the Focus Stanislavski Studio under Deirdre O' Connell and reunited for this production.

National Tour 2020:

The Viking Theatre @the Sheds, D3 -    28th April to 9th May 

Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo - Saturday 16th May 

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge - Thursday 21st May

Íontas Theatre, CastleBlayney - Saturday 23rd May 

An Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda - Tuesday 26th May 

Past Productions:

The New Theatre, Dublin (2019),

The Whale Theatre, Greystones (2019)

The Dolmen Theatre, Dublin (2019)


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

© 2020 Ann Russell