Translations is a three-act play by Irish playwright Brian Friel, written in 1980. It is set in the townland of Baile Beag (Ballybeg), a Donegal village in 19th century agricultural Ireland.
Friel has said that Translations is “a play about language and only about language” but it deals with a wide range of issues, stretching from language and communication, to Irish history and cultural imperialism.
Friel responds strongly to both political and language questions in modern-day Northern Ireland. He said that his play “should have been written in Irish” but, despite this fact, he carefully crafted the verbal action in English which makes the dynamics of the play come alive, and brings its political questions into focus.
The cast includes Alan Butler, Jim Carroll, Brendan Corcoran, Paul Derby, Seamus Greene, Maria Murray, Natasha Murray, Eoin Nangle-Ryan, Muireann Ryan, John Whitely.
Bookings are now open at Watergate Theatre for Translations from Wed 27th April to Sat 30th April 2016 at 8pm, with a school show at on Thursday at 11:30am.
Tickets: €15/ €12
For the reduced school/ group ticket price, please contact Watergate Box Office on 056 7761674