Autumn 2008 Play
The Memory of Water
The Memory of Water is Shelagh Stephenson's first stage play and won Best Comedy at the Laurence Olivier Awards 1996. It was also filmed as 'Before You 'in 2002.
Three sisters; Teresa, Mary and Catherine, come together before their mother's funeral, each haunted by their own demons.
The play focuses on how each sister deals with their mother's death. The three each have different memories of the same events, causing constant bickering about whose memories are true. As the three women get together after years of separation, all their hidden lies and self-betrayals are about to reach the surface. Skeletons are dragged reluctantly out of cupboards revealing tensions of the past and further straining family relationships.
The topic of funeral and death is tempered with comic overtones as so often there is a thin line between comedy and tragedy.
The play is directed by Andy Love, and introduces two new actors to the stage in Haxby, Lee, and Kate.
Be prepared to laugh and cry in the one evening.
Wednesday 29th October – Saturday 1st November 2008. Doors open 7.00 pm, performance begins 7.30pm.
Tickets £5 in advance £6 on the door.