★★★★★ 'This is Paines Plough at its best. It never disappoints.' British Theatre Guide
★★★★★ 'Sensitive and convincing.' Reviews Hub
★★★★ ‘Each character is beautifully drawn.. the cast excel.' britishtheatre.com
★★★★ The List
★★★★ Scot's Gay Fringe

One sister stayed at home to care for Dad, the other set out to ‘make a difference’. Reunited under their childhood roof, Pauline and Rachel unearth more than the 10 years between them.

It’s a huge gap. Almost insurmountable. And each is determined to let the other know exactly who has done things right. DAUGHTERHOOD is a beautiful, ferocious play about the bonds that tie us, and how we sometimes need to break them.

Written by Charley Miles, finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn award, New York 2017 (Blackthorn, West Yorkshire Playhouse).

A Paines Plough and Theatr Clwyd production

DAUGHTERHOOD is part of our ROUNDABOUT Festival. View the full line up here.

Please note that seating is unreserved. Caption units are available. When booking, please select the ‘caption unit required’ ticket option. Alternatively, please call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or send us an email to book.

Supported by Aspers Good Causes Fund

Access & Events

Prices: £19.50
Concessions: £15 for under 26s
Runtime: 1 hour 10 minutes (no interval)
Click here for details about companion/carer tickets.

Access Performances
Captioned performances: Tue 15 Oct, Wed 16 Oct, Sat 19 Oct

Caption units are available. When booking, please select the ‘caption unit required’ ticket option. Alternatively, please call our Box Office on 020 8534 0310 or send us an email to book.

Relaxed performance: Thu 24 Oct

Special Ticket Offer
See Daughterhood and On the Other Hand, We're Happy on the same night for £30.

Two-show dates: 11, 16, 17, 23 and 24 Oct

To get the special offer, add both shows to your basket.

Cast and Creative


Charlotte O’Leary
Charlotte Bate
Toyin Omari-Kinch

Creative Team

Writer - Charley Miles
Director - Stef O’Driscoll
Movement - Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster
Sound - Dominic Kennedy
Lighting - Peter Small
Assistant Director - Janise Sadik

Written by Charley Miles

Charley is a playwright from rural North Yorkshire. She has written plays for the Royal Court, Leeds Playhouse, and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. She has been attached to Paines Plough as their Playwright Fellow in 2018 and Leeds Playhouse as their Channel 4 Playwright in Residence in 2017. Her debut play, BLACKTHORN, was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn prize in New York in 2017. Her new play, THERE ARE NO BEGINNINGS, will premiere at Leeds Playhouse in Autumn 2019. She has original television dramas in development with Buccaneer Media, Mam Tor Productions and Entertainment One.

Directed by Stef O’Driscoll

Stef O’Driscoll: As director, theatre includes: Island Town, Sticks & Stones, How to Spot an Alien, With a Little Bit of Luck, Hopelessly Devoted, Blister (Paines Plough); Last Night (nabokov/Roundhouse); Storytelling Army (nabokov/Brighton Festival); Slug (nabokov/Latitude); Box Clever (Bunker); Yard Gal (Ovalhouse); The Unmaster, A Tale from the Bedsit (& Bestival), Finding Home (Roundhouse); A Guide to Second Date Sex, When Women Wee (Underbelly/Soho); A Midsummer Night’s Dream [co-director] (Lyric, Hammersmith).

As associate director, theatre includes: Mogadishu (Lyric, Hammersmith/Royal Exchange, Manchester).

As assistant director, theatre includes: Wasted (Paines Plough); Henry IV (Donmar/St Anne’s Warehouse, Brooklyn); Blasted (Lyric, Hammersmith).

Upcoming projects include: Paines Plough Roundabout Season 2019, A History of Water in the Middle East (Royal Court Theatre), Lit (Nottingham Playhouse & High Tide)

Awards include: BBC Radio & Music Award for Best Production (With a Little Bit of Luck); Fringe Report Award for Best Fringe Production (Yard Gal).


Stef is Artistic Director of nabokov and previously Associate Director at Paines Plough and Lyric Hammersmith.



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