Plays Directory : The Memory of Water

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Shelagh Stephenson
  • Overview
    One of Britain's hottest new playwrights has come forth with The Memory of Water, a play about three sisters who return home after the death of their mother. Throughout the play, the sisters struggle over who remembers which events more clearly, only to find that individual memories and experiences can become fuzzy, and that family stories, many times re-told, become free game to be re-shaped and detailed until the story develops so far that it surpasses the memory. Playwright Shelagh Stephenson states that when she started writing the The Memory of Water, it was set at a family birthday party. During the development process, Stephenson lost her mother, and the play took a dramatic turn, shifting from one family event to another. Yet the age old tradition of recollecting family stories, bound by love, laughter, anger, and tears is still the center of this bittersweet, life affirming comedy.

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6 known characters

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3 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Laurence Parker
2020, Mike
John Irvine
John Irvine
Actor
2019, Frank
Network Theatre
Adam Elms
Adam Elms
Actor
2019, Frank
Alma Tavern Theatre
Rachel Singh
Rachel Singh
Actor
2019, Mary
Livvie May
Livvie May
Actor
2019, Catherine
Poppy Allen-Quarmby
2018, Catherine
Michael Baylis
2018, Frank,
Workhouse Theatre
Francesca Maria Izzo
2018, Teresa
Lily Hardy
Lily Hardy
Actor
2018, Catherine
Ruby Phelan
Ruby Phelan
Actor
2018, Teresa
Municipal Theatre Fontainebleau (France)
Paul Woodward
2018, Frank
ALRA North
Holly Connell-Wallace
2018, Catherine
Beckenham Theatre Centre
Lydia Waller
Lydia Waller
Actor
2018, Mary
The Mill at the Pier
Lizzi Adams
Lizzi Adams
Assistant Stage Manager
2018, Stage Manager
The Mill at The Pier, Wigan
Lindsey Huebner
2018, Mary
Sam Kerr-Baxter
2018, Mike
ALRA North
Flavia Fazenda
2018, Teresa
Playhouse Theatre
Rosanna Harrison-Pope
2018, Vi
Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (ALRA)
Giles Coram
Giles Coram
Actor
2018, Mike
Charlotte Blandford
2018, Mary

Alternative Names

memory of water