Brian Friel's 'Translations' - VISUAL

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Brian Friel's 'Translations'

Carlow Little Theatre Society

20 Oct - 22 Oct 2022 | 8pm

Admission: €21/19

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Carlow Little Theatre Society return to the stage at the George Bernard Shaw Theatre this coming October, with their production of Brian Friel's 'Translations', which will be directed by Paddy Behan.


Set in the Donegal Village of Baile Beag (Ballybeg) in August 1833, 'Translations' examines the fractious relationship between people and nations through the lens of a wide range of issues, stretching from language and communication to Irish history and cultural imperialism.

The play is centred around a rural hedge-school at a moment of historical transition, where classes conducted in Irish are soon to be replaced by a national education system in which English is the official language. At the same time, British soldiers are engaged in an ordnance survey involving the anglicisation of Irish place names.

Brian Friel's celebrated work explores these radical changes and reveals the unexpectedly far-reaching personal and cultural effects of these actions, which at first-sight seem purely administrative and harmless.

'Translations' is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.


Manus: Richard Duffy

Sarah: Caitlin Keeley

Jimmy Jack: Paul McManus

Maire: Emer Peet

Doalty: Paddy O’Byrne

Bridget: Siobhan Roche

Hugh: Rory Moran

Owen: Shane Whoriskey

Captain Lancey: Paul Dunne

Lieutenant Yolland: Julien Jully