The Little Theatre, Dunstable Rep

The Memory of Water

by Shelagh Stephenson

In Sue Townsend's heartfelt comedy, three severely agoraphobic women have left their houses for the first time in years, and made it to a jumble sale. The sale has been organised by their social workers, the young trainee Fliss and the ex-agoraphobic volunteer Gwenda, though as the afternoon progresses, the distinction between them and the anxious people they are supposed to be looking after becomes less and less clear.

As Margaret, Bell-Bell and Katrina prepare to meet the public, armed with the suits of a deceased husband, old sequined show dresses, bric-a-brac and a standard lamp, nerves and neuroses are running high, and a sensitive portrait of the suffering behind their phobia emerges.

Cast

Gwenda - Sue Jones

Fliss - Christine Rayment

Katrina - Susan Lee Burton

Bell-Bell - Ann Kempster

Margaret - Katy Elliott

WPC - Judith Porter

Our 2017/18 Season

Ladies in Lavender

By Shaun McKenna
Director: Alan Goss
22 — 30 September 2017

Hay Fever

By Noel Coward
Director: Alistair Brown
17 — 25 November 2017

Jane Eyre

By Willis Hall
Director: Christine Rayment
19 — 27 January 2018

The Memory of Water

By Shelagh Stephenson
Director: Alan Clarke
9 — 17 March 2018

Happy Jack

By John Godber
Director: Angela Goss
11 — 19 May 2018

Perfect Wedding

By Robin Hawdon
Director: Adam Croft
6 — 14 July 2018