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The Last of The Pelican Daughters

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The Wardrobe Ensemble

Published by Nick Hern Books

3 Male 4 Female

In folklore, pelican mothers feed their young on their own blood

Today, four sisters are trying to come to terms with their mother's death – and divide their mother's house between them

Joy wants a baby

Storm wants to be seen

Sage wants to be paid

Maya doesn't want anyone to find out her secret

Granny's in a wheelchair on day release

And Mum's presence still seeps through the ceiling and the floors

The Pelican Daughters are home for the last time

The Wardrobe Ensemble's play The Last of the Pelican Daughters is a comedy about four sisters trying to come to terms with their mother's death

It combines the company's trademark irreverent humour and lovable characters to tackle the idea of what it means for young people to grapple with inheritance, loss and justice

The Last of the Pelican Daughters was first staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019

In addition to the full script of the play, this published edition includes an extensive oral history of The Wardrobe Ensemble by its members

And a workshop plan for two people of different generations to communicate and collaborate in person or online

REVIEWS

'Just wonderful. The show captures the little rifts and rivalries that exist between the sisters and it has an ace up its sleeve in the form of a gorgeous, heart-flooding movement sequence' ~ The Stage

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