The Memory of Water
July 6th,7th and 8th at 8pm. Tickets €15/12. Group discounts also available. Contact box-office on 047 39777.
There’s nothing like a funeral to bring out the worst in people. In The Memory of Water, three estranged sisters with a long history of failing to get on convene to make arrangements for their mother’s cremation.
Theresa, the bossy and neurotic owner of an alternative therapy business, is in a particularly bad mood having borne the brunt of the old woman’s care. Middle sister Mary was mother’s pet but marked her card by falling in with a married man. And the youngest, Catherine, is an emotional disaster area who claims to have slept with 78 men, few of whom came back for seconds.
Spiced with enough weed and whiskey to draw out both laughs and recriminations the sisters’ quarrel over the funeral arrangements, their well-worn family roles and their unsatisfactory men.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy 2000 and with Joanne Brennan, Pauline Clarke, Fiona McCaffrey, Tessa Fleming, Declan Reynolds and Matthew McMahon The Memory of Water is a play NOT to be missed.