Translations

Translations, The Olivier Theatre

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, with further cast to be announced.

Brian Friel’s modern classic sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community.

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By:
Brian Friel
Director:
Ian Rickson
Songs by:
Stephen Warbeck
Lighting:
Neil Austin
Sound:
Ian Dickinson
Design:
Rae Smith
Choreography:
Anna Morrisey
Costume:
Rae Smith
Cast list:
Ciarán Hinds, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy

Olivier Theatre, National

Address:
South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo

Translations Customer reviews

Our Translations Review

Over the last few decades, as we become more globalised, the number of Irish Gaelic speakers is reducing dramatically. Brian Friel’s play which was written in 1980 but is set 150 years prior to that, which examines the state of the language and the importance of preserving it yet moving on, is revived in the Olivier with Colin Morgan making his National Theatre debut, and it remains a timely... Read more

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