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The Tide


  • Playwright

    Tara Maria Lovett 

  • Setting

    A beach.

  • Synopsis

    Two strangers meet by chance after a swim. Ivy watches the tide go in and out, dreaming of a sea god to take her away from her drab life. JC dreams of an exciting life across the sea in America. But both are trapped in their lives. The Tide is a darkly comic exploration of the lengths the unlikely pair go to in order to make their dreams a reality.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    19 February 2019

  • Production Notes

    Produced by Whirligig Theatre Company in association with The New Theatre. 

  • Producer

    Produced in association with The New Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The New Theatre

Original Cast  
Ivy Ann Russell
JC Killian Filan
Production Team  
Director Pat Nolan (3)
Producer Síne Lynch
AV Designer John Gunning
Stage Manager Shannon Cowan
Lighting Designer Catherine O'Carroll
Set Designer Mary Sheehan
Costume Designer Mary Sheehan
Dramaturg Pamela McQueen
Sound Designer Peter O'Neill

Unpublished Scripts

Rights Information

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the play's original production programme.