Written by Brian Friel
National Theatre Production
Olivier Theatre, 2019
Director: Ian Rickson
Set and Costume Designer: Rae Smith
Lighting Designer: Neil Austin
Composer: Stephen Warbeck
Sound Designer: Ian Dickinson for Autograph
Movement: Anna Morrissey
Associate Set and Costume Designer: Niall McKeever
Associate Costume Designer: Johanna Coe
Staff Director: Claire O'Reilly
Following a sold-out run in 2018, Ian Rickson’s exquisite production of Brian Friel's masterpiece returns. Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, Girl from the North Country) reprises his critically acclaimed role of patriarch and schoolmaster, Hugh, whose livelihood and culture are at risk.
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 Irish names with English. It is an administrative act with radical consequences.