Gold in the Water is a funny, life-affirming extravaganza for musical theatre lovers

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 10thfor a two-week run. 

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. 

Gold in the Water stars Clare Barrett, Oliver Flitcroft, Kate Gilmore, Domhnall Herdman, Matthew Malone, Rachel O’Byrne, and more…

Venues & Tickets 

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Wicklow 

Saturday February 25 – Sunday March 5, various days and times 

Tickets at or call + 353 1 2724030 

Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin 

Friday March 10 – Sunday March 26, various days and times 

Tickets at or call + 353 1 8819613 

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