Brian Friel’s modern classic, Translations, is a powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community.
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.
Translations is directed by Ian Rickson, and the cast includes Dermot Crowley, Aoife Duffin, Adetomiwa Edun, Michelle Fox, Ciarán Hinds, Laurence Kinlan, Colin Morgan, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy and Rufus Wright.
Translations is at The National Theatre from 22nd May 2018.