Three Derbyshire venues to host award-winning comedy

Memory of Water Repeat Play by High Tor Players, complete with sound effects, will be presented at Ashover, Wirksworth and Matlock.

The play was fully rehearsed by the company last year when a sharp rise in Covid infections necessitated its cancellation. However, the script was so well liked by the actors that they have now decided to present it as a radio play.

A repeat reading of Memory of Water performed by the cast will feature live sound effects to bring this powerful drama to life. The play will be performed at Ashover Village Hall on Thursday November 24, Wirksworth Town Hall on Friday November 25 and Matlock’s Imperial Rooms on Saturday November 26, all at 7:30 p.m.

Memory of Water is an Olivier Award-winning comedy by Shelagh Stephenson that takes its audience into a world of memories, life and loss. The day before their mother’s funeral, three sisters, Mary, Teresa and Catherine gather to say goodbye to Vi. But what happens when women are forced to relive their childhood memories. Where does reality stop and where does the family myth begin? Why didn’t the recently deceased Vi leave them?

Alicia Bloundele who directs ‘Memory’ said: “I am delighted to be able to bring this comedy to audiences in the Derbyshire Dales. The show will bring the audience tears of joy and sorrow. We have a great cast including some new faces who have recently joined the group.

Tickets cost £5 and can be obtained via the website, www.hightorplayers.co.uk. Seating will be limited to 70 due to additional Covid spacing, so early booking is recommended.