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
Sam Kerr-Baxter
2018, Mike
ALRA North
Giles Coram
Giles Coram
Actor
2018, Mike
Tom Fyans
Tom Fyans
Actor
2016, Mike
Workhouse Theatre
Sebastian Senior
2016, Mike
The Poor School
Svend Ottesen
2015, Mike
Grange Court Theatre
Jamie Ross
Jamie Ross
Actor
2014, Mike
The Electric Theatre, Guildford
Sindri Swan
Sindri Swan
Actor
2014, Mike
Alec Bennie
Alec Bennie
Actor
2013, Mike
Grange Court Theatre
Sam Elwin
Sam Elwin
Actor
2013, Mike
Mark Ota
Mark Ota
Actor
2013, Mike
Stephen Lee Rees
2012, Mike
Guildhall Theatre
Damien Hughes
2010, Mike
CCA
Stephen Ashmore-Blakely
2010, Mike
Ye Old Rose and Crown, London
Paul Giles
Paul Giles
Actor
2010, Mike
Grange Court Theatre
Phil Reynolds
2010, Mike
Keith Huckfield
2008, Mike
James Percy
James Percy
Actor
2008, Mike
Simon Baines-Norton
2006, Mike
Drama Studio London
Mark Spriggs
Mark Spriggs
Actor
2005, Mike
Stratford Civic Hall

Alternative Names

memory of water