Graeme Braidwood
Graeme Braidwood
Graeme Braidwood

Directed by

Jesse Jones & Tom Brennan


Ruby Spencer Pugh


Jessica Hung Han Yun


Benjamin Grant


Bea Roberts


Tom England, Emily Greenslade, Sara Lessore, Kerry Lovell, Jesse Meadows, Helena Middleton, James Newton, Ben Vardy

In folklore, pelican mothers feed their young on their own blood. In 2019, four sisters are trying to divide their mother’s house between them.

Joy wants a baby, Storm wants to be seen, Sage wants to be paid, Maia doesn’t want anyone to find out her secret and Granny’s in a wheelchair on day release. Mum’s presence still seeps through the ceiling and the floors. The Pelican Daughters are home for the last time.


The Wardrobe Ensemble use their trademark irreverent humour and lovable characters to tackle the idea of what it means for young people to grapple with inheritance, loss and justice in this comedy about four sisters trying to come to terms with their mother’s death.

A Wardrobe Ensemble, Complicité and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production.

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Royal and Derngate, Northampton
3 - 7 March
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Nuffield Southampton Theatres
17 - 21 March
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Shoreditch Town Hall, London
23 - 27 March
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The Lowry, Salford
31 March - 2 April
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Worthing Theatres
4 April
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Bristol Old Vic
21 - 25 April
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Aberystwyth Arts Centre
1 - 2 May
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Royal & Derngate, Northampton
25 & 26 July 

Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh
31 July - 25 Aug