The Memory of Water


“Some things are in your bones”

Three sisters arrive at their remote childhood home on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Having grown apart, the siblings argue and joke as they sort through their mother’s belongings and gradually confide about the realities of their own adult lives. But it’s when they move on to childhood recollections that they discover they remember things differently, leading to a series of dramatic and devastating revelations.

The Memory of Water is a hilarious and heart-breaking drama about what we fear most – losing someone both in life and death. A play about family, grief and the unreliability of memory. Expect tears and laughter in Nottingham Playhouse’s new production of Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy.

Post Show discussion Thursday 9 May

Creative Team

Writer Shelagh Stephenson
Director Adele Thomas
Designer Laura Hopkins
Lighting Designer Amy Mae
Sound Designer Elena Peña
Voice and Dialect Coach Kay Welch
Casting Director Stuart Burt CDG


Juliet Cowan as Teresa
Beth Cordingly as Mary
Jasmine Jones as Catherine
Katy Stephens as Vi
Stewart Wright as Frank
Nicholas Bailey as Mike

Schools Tickets

School tickets are £12 each (subject to availability). One teacher goes free with every ten tickets purchased.
Book by calling the Box Office on 0115 941 9419.