A Belloo creative & Critical Stages Production


By Katherine Lyall-Watson

WINNER Best Independent Production, Matilda Awards
WINNER Best Overall Production, Groundling Awards
WINNER Barbara Lowing, Gold Matilda Award AND Groundling Award
FINALIST Patrick White Playwrights’ Award

Motherland Trailer. Belloo Creative presents Motherland by Katherine Lyall-Watson and directed by Caroline Dunphy. 

MOTHERLAND is a play about three remarkable real women based on the incredible true story of Nell Tritton, a Brisbane socialite who married Russia’s deposed Prime Minister, Alexander Kerensky, and helped him escape from the Nazis during the Second World War. This is gripping contemporary theatre, weaving stories of belonging, love and loss that span decades, continents and world wars.

Creative Team

Director: Caroline Dunphy
Cast: Barbara Lowing, Kerith Atkinson, Peter Cossar, 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 (Belloo creative)

supported by

MOTHERLAND is possible thanks to support from: Queensland Theatre Company, The Queensland government, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Metro Arts & Brisbane City Council. 

MOTHERLAND’s first production was in October 2013 at Metro Arts, Brisbane, where it was co-produced by Metro Arts and Ellen Belloo. 


The best plays sweep you up, visually and emotionally, and drop you down amongst the action. They’re so engaging you can’t escape. They’re so spectacular you don’t want to. The newest production on my Best Plays list is the phenomenal ‘Motherland’. ... High-energy, entertaining and emotionally stirring.
— Weekend Notes.