Translations by Brian Friel – 23 Apr to 29 May

‘You can learn to decode us’

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.

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

Brian Friel’s play is modern masterpiece and 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. Abbey Theatre Artistic Director and Donegal native Caitríona McLaughlin opens a hotly anticipated new production of Translations in Belfast before a summer run on the Abbey stage.

Venue: Lyric Theatre, 55 Ridgeway Street, Belfast
Date: 23/04/22 – 29/05/22
Time: Tues – Sun: 7.30pm Sat & Sun: 2.30pm
Cost: £12

More information and booking: https://lyrictheatre.co.uk/whats-on/translations

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