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The Memory of Water – Huntingdon Drama Club
Huntingdon Drama Club returns to the Commemoration Hall stage in July with Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy ‘The Memory of Water’.
Three sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral in a bitter-sweet play that deals with the themes of memory and family. As they attempt to organise her funeral, the memories of their childhood run together and the secrets of their separate lives are revealed. Teresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past and torn over a relationship with a married man. Youngest sister Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners. Memories fade and blur as the sisters bicker, watched over by the ghost of the mother to whom they are preparing to say goodbye.
‘The Memory Of Water’ is in equal measures hilarious, touching and poignant. It was originally performed at the Hampstead Theatre in London before a successful West End run which starred Alison Steadman, Samantha Bond & Julia Sawalha.
‘The Memory of Water’ follows hot on the heels of the club’s hugely successful Spring production of Alan Bennett’s ‘The Madness of George III’, which garnered a glowing NODA review and three award nominations at the Cambridge Drama Festival.
The play runs from Thursday 21st to Saturday 23rd July and includes a charity gala performance on Friday 22nd July in aid of MAGPAS air ambulance. Tickets are available online from the club website www.huntingdondramaclub.org.uk or call Ticket Source on 0333 666 3366.