Extraordinary stories, ordinary lives

Motherland dramatises the powerful and moving stories of women whose lives have been in some way touched by the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  These are the women who live in our street, who drink in our local, who share our bus journey home.  With warmth, humour and candour they let us into their homes and their lives to show us the lottery of war – a snapshot of our time that is both hard-hitting and everyday.

“He was a boy. I loaned my son to them to do a job. I didn’t say you could keep him.”

Winner – Fringe First 2008

“Everyday life has never been quite as riveting as it is in this honest, beautifully produced little show”                                                                                     

                                                                                                                             THE GUARDIAN ****

“a near perfect piece of verbatim theatre”

                                                                                                                              THE HERALD *****

Motherland was supported at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 by The Empty Space and its national tour in 2009 was co-produced by Live Theatre and The Empty Space.

Photo by Keith Pattinson

Cast & Crew

Writer/director Steve Gilroy
Designer Gary Hill
Lighting Designer Drummond Orr
Cast Rachel Adamson
  Charlotte Binns
  Eleanor Clarke
  Helen Embleton