Colin Morgan, Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo announced in new National Theatre season
Colin Morgan in a 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.
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’
Colin Morgan was nominated at the 64th Evening Standard Theatre Awards in the category Best Actor for his role in the play Translations. Two more nominations: Ian Rickson for Best Director and Rae Smith for Best Design.
Photos from Farfarway website
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Trailer for Translations