Three estranged sisters return to the family home for their mother’s funeral. There’s Teresa the long-suffering one, Mary the clever successful one, and Catherine the flaky neurotic one. Their bickering is punctuated by moments of hilarity, and emotions are laid bare as some unwelcome truths are unearthed. The theme of memory runs through the play like water. How reliable are our memories? Why do the sisters have such different recollections of their childhood, and why is Mary so obsessed with finding that green tin? Their mother, Vi, had lost her memory by the end, but she has one last opportunity to give her version of events before she goes. The earthy dialogue sparkles in this witty yet emotional play, which won the Olivier Award for Best Comedy in 2000.
The Memory of Water will be performed on 5, 6, 7 April at 8pm, Saturday 8 April at 7.30pm Edward Alleyn Theatre, Dulwich College, SE21 7LD .
Tickets £10 (£12 on the door) and are available by email firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 07936 531356, online www.dulwichplayers.org (Ticketsource) and from The Art Stationers, Dulwich Village. Not suitable for under-14’s.
Supporting EMMAUS Lambeth, charity No. 1069610
This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.