Colin Morgan and Ciarán Hinds star in this revival of Brian Friel’s masterpiece.

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.

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.

What happens when a land is robbed of its language?

Colin Morgan (HumansMerlin) plays Owen and Ciarán Hinds (Game of ThronesGirl from the North Country) plays his father. Ian Rickson directs.

‘This is Brian Friel’s finest and most universal play.’
Sunday Times

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At the National Theatre , South Bank from Tuesday May 22 until Saturday July 7 2018