Monday, 13 June 2022 - Saturday, 13 August 2022

Event times:
19:30 - 21:30
Event location:
Abbey Theatre
Event price:

About this event

Brian Friel's Translations examines the fractious relationship between people and nations through the lens of language and (mis)communication.

It’s August 1833. The pupils have gathered in a hedge-school in the townland of Baile Beag/Ballybeg. This Irish-speaking community in Donegal, has become the unlikely focal point for a changing world.

Progress is coming. Tensions are growing. There are plans for a new English-speaking national school and a group of Royal Engineers have arrived to map the area.

Brian Friel’s modern masterpiece finds a new potency, in a time where Brexit has thrown current Anglo-Irish relations into sharp relief, redrawing old boundaries, and opening up old wounds.

Mon - Sat 19:30, Sat matinee 14:00.

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