Translations by Brian Friel
English Touring Theatre, Sheffield Theatres & Rose Theatre Kingston present
By Brian Friel
Director James Grieve
Tues 18 – Sat 22 March 7.30pm
Sat matinee 2.30pm
1833. Rural Ireland. The British Army arrives to translate Gaelic place names into the King’s English. Farm-girl Máire finds herself torn between the affections of the local school teacher and the love of a British soldier, between her native tongue and a new language, between the comfort of the world she knows and the excitement of foreign possibilities.
The resulting clash of two worlds threatens the very heart of the community as they struggle to interpret a new language and each other. What gets lost in translation?
English Touring Theatre’s most recent visits to Exeter include Tartuffe, The Real Thing and The Misanthrope.
“Friel’s style is restless, ready to change and shift from comedy to pure sadness”
“Brian Friel’s beautifully nuanced play of language and meaning”
THE IRISH TIMES
“The Irish Chekhov”
BBC RADIO 4
Tickets: A £21.50 B £18.50 C £16 D £13.50
Concs: £2 off
Schools: £8.50 for groups 10+
Student Standby: £8
Running Time: 2hrs 30mins
Post Show Talk: Wed 19 March, Pre-show Talk: Thurs 20 March 6pm
Assisted Performances: Captioned Wed 19 March; Audio Described Sat Matinee with Touch Tour at 1.30pm