The Memory of Water

a Library Theatre Production

This touching and hugely entertaining comedy provides an insight into the lives of three sisters who are united for their mother’s funeral. Their quarrels over the arrangements, their well-worn family roles, their unsatisfactory men and their mixed memories of a highly feminine working-class mother are hilarious. A neurotic maternal type, a paranoid doctor and a brattish youngest sibling recall their childhood, but find that personal grievances have coloured their memories.
Shelagh Stephenson skilfully charts the joyous and painful territory of family relationships with great insight and compassion.