Images have been released showing Colin Morgan and the cast of Translations in rehearsals ahead of previews of the play beginning in the Olivier at the National Theatre later this month. Brian Friel’s play is about Owen who returns to the rural Irish town of Donegal from Dublin, with two British army officers in tow. The officers aim to create map of the area, and replace the traditional Gaelic names with English ones.
Ian Rickson directs Brian Friel's Translations, a powerful account of language and nationhood. Set in rural Donegal, the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland plays out in one quiet community. Cast includes Colin Morgan with designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin and music by Stephen Warbeck.
From May 2018.
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Casting for numerous productions at the National Theatre has been announced, including for Brian Friel’s latest play, Translations. Friel’s play is about Owen who returns to his rural Ireland hometown of Donegal from Dublin with two British army officers who aim to create a map of the area, changing the Gaelic names for English ones.