The Memory of Water will begin performances at the theatre on the 3rd September, with Malindadzimu playing from the 17th September.

The cast for The Memory of Water

Hampstead Theatre has confirmed casting for its upcoming production of Shelagh Stephenson’s Olivier Award-winning play The Memory of Water, which will play at the theatre from the 3rd September until the 16th October.

Directed by Alice Hamilton, this production is set to star Lucy Black, Kulvinder Ghir, Adam James, Lizzy McInnerny, Carolina Main and Laura Rogers.

Mary, Catherine and Teresa are sisters who think they share a common past. A world of disputed bicycles, midnight ice-cream sodas, Mum’s cocktail dresses and perfumed advice – a seaside childhood punctuated by the odd monosyllable from Dad. But where does reality end and family myth begin? Why has war broken out in Mother’s bedroom – and why is Vi, so recently deceased, still with us?

The Memory of Water first premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 1996 and was later adapted into a film. The creative team for the production includes: designs by Anna Reid, lighting by Johanna Town, sound by Harry Blake and voice and dialect by Stephen Kemble.

The cast of Malindadzimu

In addition, the theatre has also announced the cast for its upcoming world premiere production of Mufaro Makubika’s new play Malindadzimu.

Monique Touko will direct Shyko Amos, Kudzai Mangombe, Sifiso Mazibuko, Tendai Humphrey Sitima and Natasha Williams in the production which will run at the theatre from the 17th September until the 30th October.

For Faith and her teenage daughter Hope, it seems as though growing up inevitably means growing apart. So Faith makes the drastic decision to move the family back to her native Zimbabwe to start over. It’s home for her but not for Hope – at least, not on the surface… Will the powers that have drawn them back to their roots help them find each other – and themselves?

The creative team for the production will include designs by Zoe Hurwitz, lighting by Matt Haskins and sound by Max Pappenheim.

To book tickets for both productions visit: https://www.hampsteadtheatre.com/