2004HMP Downview

The Memory of Water

I wish you’d stop remembering things that didn’t actually happen

Three estranged sisters meet on the eve of their mother’s funeral to argue and misremember in this funny and moving exploration of grief, memory and family.

The Memory of Water was a multi-media production performed to prisoners, staff, families and invited public audiences.

Written by
Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by
Esther Baker
Set design by
Katy McPhee
Lighting design by
Tony Simpson
Composed by
Neil McArthur
Performed by
Female prisoners from HMP Downview, Elizabeth King and Adam Tabraham
I gained friendship and confidence in myself
Prisoner cast member
I felt human which was good and I learned how to laugh again
Prisoner cast member

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