The Last Of  The Pelican Daughters

📝 The Wardrobe Ensemble.
📍Pleasance Beyond, Edinburgh.
🗓August 2019.
Directors: Tom Brennan & Jesse Jones
Associate Sound Designer: Joe Dines
Set & Costume Designer: Ruby Spencer Pugh
Lighting Designer: Jessica Hung Han Yun
Dramaturg: Bea Roberts

“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.”

For this show I worked with the Ensemble to devise sound alongside the creation of the piece. Using the family drama genre as a starting point, alongside the stylistic elements of Wes Anderson movies, we were able to use sound to work alongside the Set and Lighting designs for the play to enhance this heightened style.