DOI: 10.5040/9781350999060.01

Duration: 2:06:29

  • Translations 2:06:29

Age recommendation: 12+

This archive recording was captured on 31st July, 2018.

What happens when a land is robbed of its language?

Brian Friel’s modern classic is a powerful account of nationhood, which sees the turbulent relationship between England and Ireland play out in one quiet community.

Owen, the prodigal son, returns to rural Donegal from Dublin. With him are two British army officers. Their ambition is to create a map of the area, replacing the Gaelic names with English. It is an administrative act with radical consequences.

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Jimmy Jack Cassie: Dermot Crowley
Maire: Judith Roddy
Hugh: Ciaran Hinds
Lieutenant Yolland: Adetomiwa Edun
Manus: Seamus O'Hara
Sarah: Michelle Fox
Doalty: Laurence Kinlan
Bridget: Aoife Duffin
Owen: Colin Morgan
Captain Lancey: Rufus Wright

Double Bass: Nicki Davenport
Company Voice Work: Charmian Hoare
MD and Guitars: Dario Rossetti-Bonell
Viola: Anna Cooper
Percussion: Stephen Hiscock

Director: Ian Rickson
Writer: Brian Friel
Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting Designer: Neil Austin
Movement: Anna Morrissey
Music: Stephen Warbeck
Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson

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National Theatre

Brian Friel

ISBN: 9781350999060

Series: National Theatre Collection