Award-winning play Memory of Water at the Scarborough SJT

Lynne Farliegh in Memory of Water
Lynne Farliegh in Memory of Water

The Stephen Joseph Theatre welcomes a big-hearted, bitter sweet award-winning play from the New Vic later this month.

The Memory of Water by 
Shelagh Stephenson mixes hilarity and regret in a look at families and childhood memory.

It was the winner of the 
Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2000 and voted UK Play of the Year in 2001.

This is the only chance to see this new production – 
directed by Nikolai Foster – following its original run at the New Vic in Stoke-on-Trent.

Bossy big-sister Teresa, over-achieving Mary and 
attention-seeking Catherine are three grown-up sisters with a history of not getting on. When they gather at the family home on the Yorkshire coast, it’s not long before a storm is brewing.

“It is hard to believe The Memory of Water is Shelagh Stephenson’s debut play. It is a work of real maturity and deals with grief, family relationships and the complexities of love, with exceptional depth,” said Nikolai.

“I was drawn to the play because it is everything great theatre should be: entertaining, thought provoking, witty, moving and it reflects life.”

The cast features Lynn Farleigh, Caroline Langrishe, Paul Opacic and Steven Pinder.

It can be seen from Wednesday March 26 to Saturday April 5 at 7.30pm: matinees on Thursday at 1.30pm and Saturday at 2.30pm.