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, creators of our acclaimed Education, Education, Education, 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. The show previews at Royal & Derngate in July ahead of performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, returning to Northampton in March 2020.
ROYAL & DERNGATE, NORTHAMPTON, THE WARDROBE ENSEMBLE AND COMPLICITÉ CO‑PRODUCTION
Developed with Complicité: supporting the next generation of theatre makers. The Wardrobe Ensemble are part of the Royal & Derngate’s Resident Ensemble programme. In association with Bristol Old Vic.