About Translations

Ian Rickson’s production of Brian Friel’s Translations returns to the National Theatre, following a critically-acclaimed run last year. Tackling issues of identity and politics in Irish society, it’s a contemporary play where topics discussed resonate with global communities.  

WHO’S IN IT?: TRANSLATIONS CAST

Ciarán Hinds reprises his performance as Hugh in Translations. Soon to star in Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre, his West End credits include The Night Alive and the original production of Girl From the North Country at the Old Vic.

The cast of Translations is completed by Dermot Crowley, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy, Rufus Wright, Jack Bardoe, Liádan Dunlea, Fra Fee, Amy Molloy and Julian Moore-Cook.

What's the story?

Dealing with complexities in Ireland’s complicated history, Translations follows Owen, a schoolmaster who returns to rural Donegal from Dublin. With the help of two British Army officers, Owen creates a map of the local area, replacing Gaelic names with English names. But as more people become involved and the local community react, how will locations translate to a wider society?

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Translations Performance Dates & Times

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Olivier Theatre, National

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Where is Translations?

South Bank London SE1 9PX
  • Nearest Bus stop: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, RV1, X68
  • Parking: National Theatre, Upper Ground (1min)
  • Nearest Night Bus: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, 243, 341, N1, N68, N76, N171, N343
  • Nearest Tube: Waterloo & City, Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee
  • Directions:

    (10mins) Follow signs for exits to the South Bank. This should lead you to an underground pedestrian passage called ‘Sutton Walk’ that emerges at the South Bank. Turn right and walk along the river Thames until you see the National Theatre.

  • Nearest Station: Waterloo

Facilities

  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Disabled toilets
  • Infrared hearing loop
  • Toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

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