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The Last of the Pelican Daughters


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.

© Graeme Braidwood


Royal & Derngate, Northampton 25 - 26 July 2019
Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh 31 July - 25 August 2019
Royal & Derngate, Northampton 3 - 7 March 2020
Nuffield Southampton Theatres 17 - 21 March 2020
Shoreditch Town Hall, London 23 - 27 March 2020
The Lowry, Salford 31 March - 2 April 2020
Worthing Theatres 4 April 2020
Bristol Old Vic 21 - 25 April 2020
Aberystwyth Arts Centre 1 - 2 May 2020


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