The Memory of Water
Ensemble Theatre presents English playwright Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award winning comedy The Memory of Water, a poignant and painfully funny story about conflicting memories, life, and loss, on from Friday 20th October to Saturday 25th November.
Described as “glorious, hilarious and heart-warming”, this bittersweet comedy takes a new look at the age-old traditions of recollecting family stories.
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?