The Memory of Water
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Shelagh Stephenson’s poignant and painfully funny comedy is about conflicting memories, life and loss.
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Mary, Catherine and Teresa are sisters who share a common past. A world of disputed bicycles, midnight ice-cream sodas, cocktail dresses and their Mum’s perfumed advice. A seaside childhood punctuated by the odd monosyllable from Dad.
Where does reality end and family mythology begin? Why has sibling war broken out in their Mother’s bedroom? Why are past recollections still so with us?
THE MEMORY OF WATER takes a new look at the age-old traditions of recollecting family stories. A beautiful bittersweet comedy, bound by sisterly love, anger, tears and of course laughter.
Running time: 2hrs 30mins (including interval)
Content warning: Strong Language, Drug Use, Sexual References