Colin Morgan, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo announced in new National Theatre season
Colin Morgan will star in a new production of Brian Friel’s Translations in the Olivier, directed by Ian Rickson. One of Friel’s best-known works, the play is set in 1833 in rural Ireland, where the British Army is attempting to translate all the Gaelic place names into English. It will have designs by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin and music by Stephen Warbeck.
Public booking opens on Friday 16 March, 2018 8.30am Translations
Friel’s play is about Owen who returns to his rural Ireland hometown of Donegal from Dublin with two British army officers who aim to create a map of the area, changing the Gaelic names for English ones.
Photo: Colin Morgan as Owen in Brian Friel’s Translations,
First photo of the cast in rehearsals for ‘Translations’