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Olivier Theatre, National, London
Olivier Theatre, National, London
Our Review 5 / 5

Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production returns. Ciarán Hinds reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and school master, Hugh, whose livelihood and culture are at risk. He will be re-joined by Seamus O’Hara and Judith Roddy.

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 sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community.

Previews from |
15th October 2019
Opening date |
21st October 2019
Booking from |
17th December 2019
Available until |
18th December 2019
Closes |
18th December 2019
Run time |
2 hours 30 minutes
Categories |
Brian Friel
Ian Rickson
Songs by:
Stephen Warbeck
Neil Austin
Ian Dickinson
Rae Smith
Anna Morrisey
Rae Smith
Cast list:
Dermot Crowley, Ciarán Hinds, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy, Rufus Wright, Jack Bardoe, Liádan Dunlea, Fra Fee, Amy Molloy and Julian Moore-Cook.

Olivier Theatre, National Venue Information

Olivier Theatre, National, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
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Our Review of Translations


It couldn't be more timely for the National Theatre to be reviving its stirring, magnificent 2018 production of Brian Friel's Translations at this precarious point in our national history when Britain's tortuous relationship with Ireland is being recalibrated once again in the ongoing arrangements being negotiated for our departure from the European Union. Read more

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Translations cast
Casting announced for return of Translations to the National Theatre
Monday, 02 September, 2019, 15:22
Casting has been announced for the upcoming return of Brian Friel’s play Translations to the National Theatre, following its sell-out run in the Olivier last year. Dermot Crowley, Ciarán Hinds, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy, and Rufus Wright will all return to Ian Rickson’s production, which runs in the Olivier once again from 15th October. Fra Fee will join the production, alongside fellow newcomers Jack Bardoe, Liádan Dunlea, Amy Molloy and Julian Moore-Cook. Friel’...
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