The Memory of Water London Reviews and Tickets

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Shelagh Stephenson’s play about family, memory and blurred boundaries returns after 25 years.

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Critic Reviews (2)

The Telegraph (UK)
September 10th, 2021

Stephenson was inspired by her own mother’s funeral, which exacerbated existing tensions, and you can sense that authentic experience. Unfortunately, it’s cheapened by the addition of sitcom zingers, clunky plotting and tortured metaphors.
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The Guardian (UK)
September 12th, 2021

Although dope and whiskey are passed around, the comedy never achieves a true headiness and the sisters’ quips and snipes don’t always sting as they should...It’s the play’s melancholia that lingers in the memory rather than the comedy.
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