Audio described in-house.
“I wish you’d stop remembering things that didn’t actually happen”
Mary, Catherine and Teresa are sisters who think they share a common past. A world of disputed bicycles, midnight ice-cream sodas, Mum’s cocktail dresses and perfumed advice – a seaside childhood punctuated by the odd monosyllable from Dad. But where does reality end and family myth begin? Why has war broken out in Mother’s bedroom – and why is Vi, so recently deceased, still with us?
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Shelagh Stephenson’s poignant and painfully funny comedy is about conflicting memories, life and loss.
The Memory of Water makes a highly anticipated return to Hampstead 25 years after its World Premiere at the theatre in 1996.
Event image: A Polaroid photo, yellowed with age, shows three girls in bikinis on a beach, running and leaping towards the water. Beside them are the words The Memory of Water, and above that ‘winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy’. A note above the photo reads ‘A Hampstead Theatre Original’.
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