The Pelican archiveA recently-widowed mother seeks solace in her son-in-law, who eagerly anticipates his inheritance. Her two children, unsettled, question the house that left them cold and hungry. Their father speaks more from beyond the grave than he ever did alive, and the house, steeped in memories, begins to fall apart. August Strindberg's 1907 classic is a surgical, merciless study of human nature and family relationships. Newly relevant in light of our recent lockdown, it examines the way we form, maintain and destroy our relationships with those closest to us - and the secrets we keep from them.


Author: August Strindberg
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Archive listings for The Pelican

Work type: Play.


Translation Gregory Motton. Company Chalk Roots Theatre. Director Saulius Kovalskas. Producer Justin Treadwell. Design George Cosbuc. Music BIONICS. Performer Jessica Kinsey (Mother). Performer Laura Pujos (Daughter). Performer James Crouch (Son). Performer Shaun Chambers (Son-in-Law).
15 Feb 21 to 17 Feb 21Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
listing details L1127092782

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5 Jul 21 to 7 Jul 21Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
listing details L1032290965

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