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

Gold in the Water

Gold In The Water - A Fabulous New Musical About Family, Friends & A Fish - previewing at Mermaid Arts Centre from 26th February - 5th March ahead of its run at Project Arts Centre from 10th - 26th March.

It's 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!

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.

This flamboyant theatrical extravaganza, with original music by award-winning composer Denis Clohessy and performed with full live band, stars 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.

Gold in the Water is a hilarious tale that 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!

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Created by Shane O’Reilly with Paul Curley.

Composed by Denis Clohessy and Directed by Ronan Phelan.

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.