What’s on: Clavering Players to perform at Saffron Walden Town Hall for first time ever

PUBLISHED: 16:43 25 May 2012

Clavering Players cast

Clavering Players cast


FOR the first time in their 52-year history, Clavering Players they will be performing in Saffron Walden Town Hall.

The Memory of Water was written by Shelagh Stephenson and will be performed over the weekend of June 8-10. It starts at 8pm on the Friday and 5pm on the Sunday, while there are two shows on the Saturday, at 3pm and 8pm.

The play was winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2000 and starred Alison Steadman, Samantha Bond and Julia Sawalha. The story centres around three sisters - Teresa, Mary and Catherine - who come together before their mother’s funeral. As the three women interact after years of separation, they recollect family stories and many of their hidden secrets emerge.

But each has her own memories of their childhood and the differences in how they remember the past create conflict, which is by turns, angry, desperate, poignant and wildly funny.

The Memory of Water promises an evening full of love, laughter and tears.

Tickets, £7, available at the Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre (01799 524002) or visiting saffrontickets.com.

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