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Translations

by Brian Friel

From 15 October
Running Time: Approx 2 hours 30 mins inc interval

Translations

Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel's masterpiece returns.

Ciarán Hinds (Game of ThronesGirl from the North Country) reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and schoolmaster, Hugh, whose livelihood and culture are at risk.

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.

 

Talks and events to be announced later in the year.

5 star rating

A flawless production. A culture-clash masterpiece.

Guardian

Translations ticket prices and Access performances

Ticket prices

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees
*£84, £64, £55, £45, £32, £15
Friday & Saturday eves
*£88, £68, £59, £49, £34, £18
Ways to save
Previews 15 - 18 October

*£67, £47 - £15

Access performances

Will be announced in the next booking period

 

*Some of the best seats in the house are premium priced. They help to ensure we can continue to offer low price seats for all our productions; the National Theatre is a charity and only 17% government-funded. This year nearly 30% of our tickets are available for £20 or less.

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Photography (Ciarán Hinds) by Catherine Ashmore

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