The Last Pearl

UK Premiere | Blue Raincoat Theatre Company Based on the ideas of environmentalist James Lovelock

Thu 6 - Sat 8 Jun, 7:30PM

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From the team that created the multi award winning productions Shackleton and the Third Policeman, Blue Raincoat Theatre Company bring their newest devised piece, The Last Pearl.

The Last Pearl is loosely based on the ideas of the environmentalist James Lovelock and was first presented to the public in Sligo in the Autumn of 2022.

A strong visual theatre piece using scaled models as well as bunraku and shadow puppetry, The Last Pearl tells the story of a woman, and in the aftermath of a typhoon, with her daughter, as they scavenge and explore in a dying world. It is the story of their ability to adapt to a changing environment and ultimately survive.

The Last Pearl is part of the Traverse's £1 Ticket Project.

Image: Steve Rogers

Funded by The Arts Council of Ireland / Culture Ireland .
The Traverse Theatre is funded by Creative Scotland and The City of Edinburgh Council.

If you have access requirements, please contact our Sales and Welcome Team on or 0131 228 1404 so we can arrange reserved seating for you and discuss how else we can best support your visit.


  • DirectorNiall Henry
  • Production Manager/TechnicalMaurice Power
  • Sound DesignJoe Hunt
  • Lighting DesignBarry McKinney
  • Set ConstructionAlan Clarke
  • John Carty


  • Sandra O Malley


  • Brian Devaney


  • Aisling Mannion


  • Áine Ní Laoghaire


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There is no speaking during this play, it is therefore accessible for non-English speaking and D/deaf audience members.