“Some things are in your bones”

Three sisters arrive at their remote childhood home on the eve of their mother’s funeral. Having grown apart, the siblings argue and joke as they sort through their mother’s belongings and gradually confide about the realities of their own adult lives. But it’s when they move on to childhood recollections that they discover they remember things differently, leading to a series of dramatic and devastating revelations.

The Memory of Water is a hilarious and heart-breaking drama about what we fear most – losing someone both in life and death. A play about family, grief and the unreliability of memory. Expect tears and laughter in Nottingham Playhouse’s new production of Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award-winning comedy.


We provide British Sign Language Interpretation, Captioning and Audio Description for this production.

Everyone is welcome to attend accessible performances, customers experience the full show including the accessible services.


Juliet Cowan
Teresa Juliet Cowan
Beth Cordingly
Mary Beth Cordingly
Jasmine Jones
Catherine Jasmine Jones
Katy Stephens
Vi Katy Stephens
Stewart Wright
Frank Stewart Wright
Nicholas Bailey
Mike Nicholas Bailey


Writer Shelagh Stephenson
Director Adele Thomas
Designer Laura Hopkins
Lighting Designer Amy Mae
Sound Designer Elena Peña
Voice and Dialect Coach Kay Welch
Casting Director Stuart Burt CDG