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Translations

by Brian Friel

From 22 May
Running Time: tbc

Translations

‘This is Brian Friel’s finest and most universal play.’
Sunday Times

Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Donegal from Dublin. With him are two British army officers. Their ambition is to create a map of the area, replacing the Gaelic names with English. It is an administrative act with radical consequences.

Brian Friel’s modern classic is a powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community.

What happens when a land is robbed of its language?

Colin Morgan (HumansMerlin) plays Owen and Ciarán Hinds (Game of ThronesGirl from the North Country) plays his father. Ian Rickson directs.

Hundreds of seats at £15 for every performance

 

Talks and events

Disappearing Languages Wed 6 June, 6pm, £7/£5
Introduction to Irish Drama: Boucicault to Friel Fri 8 June, 2pm, £30/£20/£7.50
Director Ian Rickson on Translations Fri 8 June, 6pm, £7/£5
A Short History of Ireland with Alvin Jackson Tue 12 June, 6pm, £7/£5
Exploring Translations by Brian Friel, Mon 9 July, £55/£40/£7.50

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