A new production of Brian Friel's masterpiece about language and power.
It's the summer of 1833.
In a hedge-school in Donegal, the schoolmaster's prodigal son is about to return from Dublin.
With him are two army officers.
Their aim is to create a map of the area, and, in the process, replace the Irish place-names with English equivalents.
It's an act with unexpected and violent consequences.
A company that aimed to provide a 'fifth province' in which Ireland's political and social troubles could be explored and re-imagined.
Translations was its first production and became an instant classic.
To mark its anniversary, BBC Radio 4 has commissioned a new production, specially adapted for radio by Michael Duke.
Doalty....John Paul Connolly
Jimmy Jack....Dermot Crowley
Director: Kirsty Williams.
Brian Friel's play about language and power, set in a village in 1830s Donegal.