Directed by Graham Botterill
Wednesday 5 July to Saturday 8 July at 7.45
In this often hilarious tragi-comedy, three sisters come together before their mother’s funeral, each haunted by their own demons. The three each have different memories of the same events, causing constant bickering about whose memories are true.
Playwright Shelagh Stephenson was born in Northumberland and read drama at Manchester University.
She is the author of several original radio plays written for BBC Radio, including Darling Peidi , The Anatomical Venus and Five Kinds of Silence (1997), which won the Writer’s Guild Award (Best Original Radio Play). Recent plays include Life is a Dream and Nemesis, broadcasts in 2004 and 2005 respectively.
Her first stage play, The Memory of Water (1997), which opened at the Hampstead Theatre, London in 1996, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Comedy. This was adapted for film, and produced as Before You Go in 2002, starring Julie Walters.
Here are the cast in rehearsal!