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The Memory Stone

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Daily life in Stoke sub Hamdon. Nothing out of the usual. People sleep, eat, argue, work, play, make love, have babies, die. Nothing that hasn’t been done over and over and over. But every so often something out of the ordinary happens. An event occurs in a house which is so shocking that the evil permeates the air, and sinks deep into the hamstone walls. People walk into that room years later and feel the chill. The owners try to sell the house but nobody will buy it. Gradually, the walls crumble; it is open for children to explore, but no children will go near it. The brambles and the ivy take over. People forget what happened there, but the stone has a long memory. The stone does not forget.  “The Memory Stone” focuses on the day to day routine activities of present day family living in a former mill house, whose lives are changed when their young son brings an unusual piece of hamstone into the house. The ‘memory stone’ begins to have a dark influence over the usually cheerful and optimistic ‘Sarah’, causing the breakdown of the family relationships and events to unfold which lead her mother ‘Susilla’ to describe the stone as ‘evil’. 

 

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Product ID: 6332

Additional information

Author

Genre

Drama

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

100

Male Cast

3 (+4 if using film)

Female Cast

8 (+4 if using film)

Either

0

Total Cast

11

Synopsis

 

Daily life in Stoke sub Hamdon. Nothing out of the usual. People sleep, eat, argue, work, play, make love, have babies, die. Nothing that hasn’t been done over and over and over. But every so often something out of the ordinary happens. An event occurs in a house which is so shocking that the evil permeates the air, and sinks deep into the hamstone walls. People walk into that room years later and feel the chill. The owners try to sell the house but nobody will buy it. Gradually, the walls crumble; it is open for children to explore, but no children will go near it. The brambles and the ivy take over. People forget what happened there, but the stone has a long memory. The stone does not forget.  “The Memory Stone” focuses on the day to day routine activities of present day family living in a former mill house, whose lives are changed when their young son brings an unusual piece of hamstone into the house. The ‘memory stone’ begins to have a dark influence over the usually cheerful and optimistic ‘Sarah’, causing the breakdown of the family relationships and events to unfold which lead her mother ‘Susilla’ to describe the stone as ‘evil’. 

 

Cast

Characters:            

 

The Play:     

 

Narrator

Sarah             – practical, happy, married to Quentin

Quentin         –  eccentric writer

Bryony          – late teens – daughter of Sarah and Quentin

Tom               – about 11 – will grow to be eccentric, like his father, Quentin

Ness              – Sarah’s younger sister, fascinated by the supernatural

Susilla           – Quentin’s mother, dignified, intelligent, a medium

Bernard        – unsuccessful lover – friend of Sarah and Quentin

Penny            – bossy sister – elderly lady

Fiona             – sister of Penny, agrees with all that Penny says

Mary              – elderly but childlike, excitable, naïve.

Kirsten          – pretty – new girlfriend of Bernard

Samson the dog – boisterous

 

 

The Film:      Elizabeth

                        Ruth

                        Joseph the Miller

                        2 x Prisoners (or more if wanted)

                        Parson

                        2 x Villagers

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1 review for The Memory Stone

  1. Steve Davies

    29th and 30th November and 1st December 2019, The Memorial Hall, Stoke sub Hamdon, by the Stoke Performing Arts Group.

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