Three estranged sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral to argue and misremember in Shelagh Stephenson’s examination of the structures of memory and family.
As they attempt to organise her funeral, their memories of their childhood run together and the secrets of their separate lives are revealed. Theresa, owner of an alternative therapy business, is angry that she was left to care for their dying mother. Mary, a doctor, is still struggling with a deep loss from her past. Catherine seeks attention through a succession of short-term partners. When the play opened at the Hampstead Theatre, London, in 1996 it was awarded the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. But it is melancholic too, as the emotional bruises of the sisters’ childhood emerge. Memories fade, blur and persist as the sisters bicker, watched over by the ghost of the mother to whom they are preparing to say goodbye.
Please note the changes below to the dates originally published
Information Evening: Wednesday 17th January 2018, 8pm, Large Barn Hall, Amersham Community Centre
Casting Evening: Wednesday 24th January 2018, 8pm, venue TBC, Amersham Community Centre
Show Dates: Thursday 17th, Friday 18th & Saturday 19th May 2018
Tickets available in March 2018 - watch this space!
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