Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Shelagh Stephenson’s poignant and painfully funny comedy is about conflicting memories, life and loss. A beautiful bittersweet comedy, bound by sisterly love, anger, tears and of course laughter.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy, Shelagh Stephenson’s poignant and painfully funny comedy is about conflicting memories, life and loss.
Mary, Catherine and Teresa are sisters who share a common past. A world of disputed bicycles, midnight ice-cream sodas, cocktail dresses and their Mum’s perfumed advice. A seaside childhood punctuated by the odd monosyllable from Dad.
Where does reality end and family mythology begin? Why has sibling war broken out in their Mother’s bedroom? Why are past recollections still so with us?
THE MEMORY OF WATER takes a new look at the age-old traditions of recollecting family stories. A beautiful bittersweet comedy, bound by sisterly love, anger, tears and of course laughter.
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|SINGLE TICKETS||PREVIEWS||IN SEASON|
|30 OR UNDER||$38||$43|
“a wonderfully claustrophobic lolly pink confection of satin sheets and seashell lights (set Veronique Benett).” The Sydney Morning Herald
★ ★ ★ ★ ½ “an incredible performance from a very accomplished cast. Providing tears of laughter and sorrow throughout, this show is certainly worth a watch.” Musical Theatre AU
“deeply felt, richly funny” Stage Whispers
★ ★ ★ ★ “pain and poignancy delicately balanced throughout and the acting performances are riveting” Limelight
“Rachel Chant and her team have constructed an effective and emotional piece of theatre that leaves you satisfied.” Arts Hub
"A highly entertaining and slightly morbid sisterly journey that will leave you crying tears of laughter and sadness all in the same scene" Theatre Thoughts
“colourful and dynamic, full of surprises” Suzy Goes
“laugh-out-loud lines, and some extremely comic scenes” Megaphone Oz
“Rachel Chant has brought Stephenson’s play – first produced 27 year years ago – to renewed vibrant, funny, poignant life” Carol Wimmer
★ ★ ★ ★ “The script is still sharp in its observations, and with this cast it flows perfectly.” Cultural Binge
Cast & Creatives
Nicole Da Silva
Set & Costume Designer
Composer & Sound Designer
Intimacy, Movement & Fight Director
Assistant Stage Manager
- Thu 16 Nov 11am
- Sat 18 Nov 3.30pm
Tactile Tours are available 1 hour prior to Audio Described performances, please contact the Box Office to book.
- Fri 3 Nov 8pm
- Tue 7 Nov 11am
- Wed 22 Nov 7.30pm
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Discover more about THE MEMORY OF WATER with our digital program. It’s packed full of info about the show including writer’s and director’s notes, cast and creative bios, plus photos and more.