The Last of the Pelican Daughters
Tickets for The Last of the Pelican Daughters at The LowryA Wardrobe Ensemble, Complicité and Royal & Derngate, Northampton co-production in association with Bristol Old Vic
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 just wants to remember and Maya doesn’t want anyone to find out her secret. There’s a boot load of cheap prosecco, a whole ham from Waitrose and Dodo the yoga instructor boyfriend has made baba ganoush. Mum’s presence still seeps through the ceiling and the floors. The Pelican Daughters are home for the last time.
After the success of ‘Education, Education, Education’ on the West End, The Wardrobe Ensemble grapple with family, inheritance and justice in this comedy about a family trying to come to terms with their mother’s death.
Developed with Complicité: supporting the next generation of theatre makers. The Wardrobe Ensemble are part of the Royal & Derngate’s Resident Ensemble programme.
'A high-spirited show, by a young company who know what they’re doing.'
★★★★ The Independent
'There is a moment in the show… that may be the most intensely brilliant three minutes at the Edinburgh Fringe this year.'
Please be aware that the Quays Theatre is at the far side of The Lowry’s building. After entering the main doors to the foyer, you should allow time to walk to the Quays Theatre before the show begins, especially if you have mobility difficulties. There are no stairs to negotiate, but there is a long sloping ramp, and wheelchairs are available to borrow if needed.
You can familiarise yourself with the building in advance using our virtual tour https://thelowry.com/visit-us/access/