One Thousand Pieces in a co-production with Mermaid, Project Arts Centre & The Ark Present

Gold in the Water

The story of Bart and Harvey and the unexpected arrival of a mysterious goldfish Gold in the Water is a quirky, funny, life-affirming extravaganza for musical theatre lovers, thrill seeking pet-owners, and audiences young and old!

Created by Shane O’Reilly with Paul Curley

Composed by Denis Clohessy and Directed by Ronan Phelan

Starring Clare Barrett, Oliver Flitcroft, Kate Gilmore, Domhnall Herdman, Matthew Malone, Rachel O’Byrne, and more…

Bart and Harvey have never been happier. They have just celebrated their first wedding anniversary with all their friends. When a mysterious goldfish lands on their doorstep, leading them to meet a very angry and righteous pet shop owner, their perfect lives are upended, and their world is changed forever. Gold In The Water is the fabulous, funny and heartfelt new Irish musical from Shane O’Reilly with Paul Curley, composed by Denis Clohessy and directed by Ronan Phelan, debuting at Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow from February 25th for six performances, before opening at Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin on March 10th for a two-week run.

Gold in the Water is a flamboyant theatrical extravaganza, with original music by award-winning composer Denis Clohessy and performed with full live band, starring Matthew Malone as Bart, Domhnall Herdman as his husband Harvey, Clare Barrett as the ferocious Pet Shop Owner and Oliver Flitcroft, Kate Gilmore and Rachel O’Byrne as their gang of friends. This hilarious tale looks at how we deal with the unexpected, and our ability to handle something new that has come out of the blue. With a tap-dancing rabbit, a singing terrapin, a magical goldfish and a stellar cast of people, fish, birds and pets, Gold in the Water is a quirky, funny, life-affirming spectacular for musical theatre lovers, thrill seeking pet owners and audiences young and old!

Produced by One Thousand Pieces, in a co-production with Mermaid Arts Centre, Project Arts Centre and The Ark, Gold in the Water is directed by Ronan Phelan and designed by Maree Kearns, Catherine Fay and Sarah Jane Shiels, music direction by Danny Forde with movement by Philip Connaughton. Supported by The Arts Council, Cork Opera House, Dublin City Council, Press Up Hospitality Group, Wicklow County Council and St. Patrick’s Festival.

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