Friel classic Translations takes to the Royal stage tonight

Translations by Brian Friel is set in the year 1833 in the hedge school of Hugh Mór O’Donnell in Baile Beag, a small village in Donegal where the use of Greek and Latin are commonplace. The arrival of the Royal Engineers engaged in creating an ordnance survey map leads to a clash of cultures. Owen, son of Hugh Mór acts as a translator and go-between. However when one of the engineers goes missing the destruction of the community looks imminent. Translations deals with many issues including language and communication and cultural imperialism. The show will get underway at 8pm this evening, Friday, January 25 and tickets cost €15 and are now on sale from Ticketmaster outlets online and nationwide and from the Royal Theatre, Box Office on 094 9023111.


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