Motherland By Katherine Lyall Watson

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Motherland By Katherine Lyall Watson
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A Ellen Belloo & Critical Stages Production presented by Ipswich Civic Centre

A thrilling contemporary work of love in a time of revolution

Motherland intertwines the sweeping true stories of three very different women from different times, united in the heartache of exile from their homelands. This is passionate, gripping, contemporary theatre, weaving multiple stories of home, belonging, love and loss that span decades, continents and revolutions.

This is a play about three remarkable women. Brisbane socialite, Nelle Tritton, married the Russian Prime Minister and helped him escape from the Nazis during World War II. Feisty writer and academic Nina Berberova quit her native Russia for Paris, but returned in her twilight years. Single mother Alyona is a Russian museum curator whisked away to Brisbane by an Australian businessman, in search of a brighter future that may just collapse before her eyes.

From the chaos of a Russian military coup, through the hell of Nazi-occupied France to a turbulent Brisbane in the throes of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, Brisbane playwright Katherine Lyall-Watson has penned an intricately researched historical drama about how world-changing events can ripple out and take a toll on everyday lives.

WARNING: This performance contains Strong Language and Adult Themes. MA15+

Director: Caroline Dunphy
Cast: Kerith Atkinson, Peter Cossar, Barbara Lowing, Daniel Murphy & Rebecca Riggs

Set Designer: Penny Challen
Associate Designer: Annie Robertson
Lighting Designer: David Walters
Composer & Sound Designer: Dane Alexander
Dramaturg: Kathryn Kelly
Producers: Chris Bendall (Critical Stages)
Danielle Shankey (Ellen Belloo)

Buy these 4 shows for a package price of $80.00 when purchased in the same transaction. Offer is valid up to the first performance, Quartet, on Saturday 19 March 2016.
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