Clan Barry, Niall Buggy, Paul Cawley and More Set for TRANSLATIONS - Full Cast Announced!

Full casting was announced today for the new production of Brian Friel's Translations, which will open at Sheffield Theatres on February 17, as part of a season of work dedicated to Friel, before travelling to Cambridge, Exeter, Newcastle, Oxford, Ipswich and culminating at the Rose Theatre Kingston from 22 April - 3 May.

The full cast is Cian Barry (Owen), Niall Buggy (Hugh), Paul Cawley (Captain Lancey), Beth Cooke (Máire),Hannah James (Bridget), Gary Lilburn (Jimmy Jack), Rory Murphy (Doalty), Roxanna Nic Liam (Sarah), James Northcote (Yolland) and Ciaran O'Brien (Manus).

James Grieve will direct this new production with design by Lucy Osborne, lighting by James Farncombe and sound design by Tom Gibbons.

Translations is a co-production by English Touring Theatre, Sheffield Theatres and Rose Theatre Kingston.

Set in 19th century rural Ireland, local farm-girl Máire finds herself torn between the affections of the local schoolteacher and the love of a British soldier, as the British Army arrives to their quiet village in Donegal to translate Gaelic place names into the King's English.

The resulting clash of two worlds threatens the very heart of the community as they struggle to interpret a new language and each other.

Brian Friel is an Irish playwright, theatre director and author. He is best known for his plays Philadelphia Here I Come!,Translations, and Dancing at Lughnasa.

James Grieve is Joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough. He was formerly Artistic Director of nabokov, and Associate Director of The Bush Theatre. His most recent directing credits for Paines Plough include Jumpers For Goalposts by Tom Wells, Hopelessly Devoted by Kate Tempest, Love, Love, Love by Mike Bartlett, Fly Me To The Moon by Marie Jones and Tiny Volcanoes by Laurence Wilson.

Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

Performances 13 Feb - 8 March 2014

Press Performance 17 February 2014

Box Office: 0114 249 6000

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Performances 11 - 15 March 2014

Box Office: 01223 503 333

Exeter Northcott Theatre

Performances 18 - 22 March 2014

Box Office: 01392 493 493

Northern Stage, Newcastle

Performances 25 - 29 March 2014

Box Office: 0191 230 5151

Oxford Playhouse

Performances 1 - 5 April 2014

Box Office: 01865 305 305

New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

Performances 8- 12 April 2014

Box Office: 01473 295 900

Rose Theatre Kingston

Performances 22 April - 3 May 2014

Box Office: 08444 821 556

English Touring Theatre

English Touring Theatre is one of the UK's most successful and exciting production companies, widely regarded as England's National Theatre of Touring.

Led by Director Rachel Tackley, the company works with leading artists to stage an eclectic mix of new and classic work for audiences throughout the UK and overseas; theatre that is thrilling, popular and, above all, entertaining.

Sheffield Theatres

Named as the Regional Theatre of the Year in The Stage 100 Awards in January 2013, and winner of four awards at the 2013 UK Theatre Awards (Best Musical Production for This Is My Family, Best Touring Production for The Full Monty, Best New Play for Mike Bartlett's Bull and Best Supporting Performance for Siân Phillips), Sheffield Theatres has firmly re-established its reputation as one of the country's most important producing theatres.

Across its three theatres: the Crucible, the Lyceum and the Studio, the company produces and presents a diverse programme of work including drama, dance, comedy, musicals, opera, ballet and children's shows. Over the last three years, the company has attracted widespread national and international interest for its productions. In February 2014 Sheffield Theatres stages its third writer's season celebrating the work of Brian Friel (previous seasons have been dedicated to Sir David Hare (2011) and Michael Frayn). Afterplay opens the season in the Studio (Thu 6 Feb - Sat 1 Mar), Translations takes to the Crucible stage (Thu 13 Feb - Sat 8 Mar) and Wonderful Tennessee will play in the Lyceum (Thu 27 Feb - Sat 8 March).

Rose Theatre Kingston

Rose Theatre Kingston aims to serve the population of Kingston, South West London, Surrey and beyond by entertaining and engaging audiences.

The Rose Theatre's beautiful 900 seat circular auditorium is situated in the idyllic Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, its circular design brings great intimacy and epic scale to all the productions that appear here.

The Rose works with internationally renowned theatre companies and directors to create and present world class productions that are accessible to all. Our education and community programme ensures the theatre is for everyone, from all ages and tastes. We are proud to work closely with our volunteers from Kingston and South West London who are an integral part of the Rose community.

We are an artistic hub for the region and beyond by presenting a wide range of events; music, dance, comedy, circus, opera, fine art, talks, festivals and much more.

With a welcoming atmosphere and exciting work at affordable prices, Rose Theatre Kingston is truly a world class theatre on your doorstep.

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