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Motherland QTC Edition by Katherine Lyall-Watson

sub1 THEMES: Historical Fiction, Loss, Love, Heritage


LENGTH: 2 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
Target Audience
   PLAYWRIGHT: Katherine Lyall-Watson
$ 23.95
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Based in fact, the epic and intimate Motherland intertwines the sweeping stories of three very different women from different times, united in the heartach of exile from their homelands.

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 a painstakingly researched histrocial drama about how world-changing events can ripple out and take a terrible toll on everyday lives.

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“Kathryn Lyall-Watson’s intelligent, cleverly constructed play, Motherland, deserves its accolades. Inventive and concise, it compresses huge complexities of time, history, plot and character, but renders them intelligible and intriguing.” – The Courier Mail

“Motherland is the most elegant, most sophisticated theatrical work we’ve seen in Brisbane in years.” – XS Entertainment

"This new production of Katherine Lyall-Watson’s play is a beautiful piece of work in every possible way." – Absolute Theatre



Motherland was first produced by Metro Arts and Ellen Belloo at the Sue Benner Theatre, Brisbane on 30 October, 2013. 

ISBN: 978 1 925338 31 7

Also available in a discounted bundle with Bastard Territory by Stephen Carleton

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