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Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel's masterpiece returns.
Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, Girl 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.
'A flawless production. A culture-clash masterpiece.' Guardian
'A true modern classic.' Sunday Times
'Tremendous. A wild achievement.' Observer
'Brilliant. Poignant. Unmissable.' Time Out
Age restrictionTo be confirmed.
Running time2hr 30min (inc. 30min interval)
Performance dates19 October - 18 December 2019
Previews from 15 to 18 October. Official opening night on Saturday, 19 October 2019.
AccessAudio-described performances for the visually-impaired and blind will be held on Friday, 13 December at 7.30pm and on Saturday, 14 December at 2pm, the latter of which is preceded by a Touch Tour. Captioned performances for the hard-of-hearing and Deaf will be held on Tuesday, 3 December at 2pm and on Tuesday 10 December at 7.30pm.
Venue InformationOlivier TheatreNational Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, South Bank,, London, SE1 9PX
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First Look: Translations at London's Olivier Theatre, National
First-look photos have been released for Ian Rickson's highly praised production of Translations, which has returned to the National Theatre in London to play a strictly limited season in the venue's Olivier Auditorium until 18 December 2019. The thought-provoking show opened for previews on 15 October and held its official press night on Monday, 21 October. Check out the gorgeous production photos for Translations below.
23 Oct, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels
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Casting announced for Translations at the National's Olivier Theatre
The highly-anticipated return of Translations has found its cast. Following a sell-out run at the National in 2018, Brian Friel's masterpiece is set to re-open at London's National Theatre on 15 October for a limited, 2-month run in the venue's Olivier auditorium. It tells the tale of British military officers wishing to create a map of rural Ireland using English names instead of Gaelic ones, resulting in dangerous consequences.
Find out who is starring in Translations at the National Theatre below.
10 Oct, 2019 | By Nicholas Ephram Ryan Daniels