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THE MEMORY OF WATER by Shelagh Stephenson
Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy, 2000, made into a film featuring Julie Walters and with a West End production that starred Alison Steadman, Playhouse Company will be presenting Shelagh Stephenson's THE MEMORY OF WATER, directed by Liz Maisey, on our main stage from Wednesday 7 - Saturday 10 March 2018.
Auditions: Monday 20 & Thursday 23 November
Readings: Tuesday 17 October & Wednesday 15 November
Contact: Liz Maisey on email by clicking here
On the eve of their mother's funeral three sisters meet and reveal the conflicts of the past and its grip on the present. The central metaphor, that water retains some biochemical memory of whatever has been dissolved in it however dilute – ''my mother goes through us like wine through water. Whether we like it or not. Nothing ends entirely'' Families are both blessed and cursed by the generations before them and curse the ones that come after.
"Blessedly and mercurially funny.. Shelagh Stephenson combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre … a mistress of comic anguish" - The Guardian
This is a wonderfully funny and deeply-felt play, a tragi-comedy that will have you laughing and crying as all good theatre should.
Contains strong language