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Translations

Closed 18 Dec 2019

National Theatre

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.
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Show details

Synopsis


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.


Background, advisory warnings


Age suitability: Not available


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


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.


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Box office tel: 020 7452 3000

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Dates


Previews from:Tuesday 15 October 2019

Press night:Monday 21 October 2019

Closes:Wednesday 18 December 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:
Various ‑ check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Matinee:
Various - check schedule for details.

Intervals:1

Running time: 2 hrs 30 mins

Tickets


Previews:

Previews 15 - 18 October

£67, £47 - £15


Standard:

Monday - Thursday eves, all matinees

£84, £64, £55, £45, £32, £15


Friday & Saturday eves

£88, £68, £59, £49, £34, £18


Cast


Lieutenant Yolland - Jack Bardoe

Ensemble / US Captain Lancey - Gareth Clarke

Ensemble / US Lieutenant Yolland - Adam Collier

Jimmy Jack - Dermot Crowley

Sarah - Liadán Dunlea

Owen - Fra Fee

Hugh - Ciarán Hinds

Ensemble / US Hugh/Jimmy Jack - Paul Lloyd

Ensemble / US Maire/Bridget/Sarah - Sarah Madigan

Ensemble / US Manus/Owen/Doalty - Michael-David McKernan

Bridget - Amy Molloy

Doalty - Julian Moore-Cook

Manus - Seamus O'Hara

Maire - Judith Roddy

Captain Lancey - Rufus Wright


Musicians:

Guitars - Dario Rossetti-Bonell

Double Bass - Nicola Davenport

Viola - Anna Cooper

Percussion - Stephen Hiscock


Creatives


Author: Brian Friel
Composer: Stephen Warbeck
Director: Ian Rickson
Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting: Neil Austin
Sound: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Movement: Anna Morrissey

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