Translations starring Ciarán Hinds makes a comeback at the National Theatre.
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Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel's masterpiece returns.

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.

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.

'A flawless production. A culture-clash masterpiece.' Guardian

'A true modern classic.' Sunday Times

'Tremendous. A wild achievement.' Observer

'Brilliant. Poignant. Unmissable.' Time Out

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StartsSaturday, 19 October 2019
EndsWednesday, 18 December 2019
Running Time2hr 30min (inc. 30min interval)


VenueOlivier Theatre
AddressNational Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, South Bank,, London, SE1 9PX
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Nearest TubeWaterloo

Minimum Age

To be confirmed.

Important Notice

Previews from 15 to 18 October. Official opening night on Saturday, 19 October 2019.