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Cast confirmed for Brian Friel’s Translations at National Theatre

The cast of Translations will be led by Colin Morgan
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Ciaran Hinds has joined the cast of Brian Friel’s Translations at the National Theatre, alongside the previously announced Colin Morgan.

The play explores the fraught relationship between England and Ireland through the lens of one community.

Alongside Morgan and Hinds – currently appearing in Girl From the North Country – the cast will also feature Dermot Crowley, Aoife Duffin, Adetomiwa Edun, Michelle Fox, Laurence Kinland, Seamus O’Hara, Judith Roddy and Rufus Wright.

The revival runs in the Olivier from May 22, with press night on May 30, and is directed by Ian Rickson.

It has design by Rae Smith, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Ian Dickinson and music by Stephen Warbeck.

The National Theatre has also announced that Rufus Norris’ Macbeth, which opens for previews next week, will tour the UK following its London run.

The production is led by Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff, however the touring cast is yet to be confirmed.

The tour will visit 18 venues from September, running until March 2019.

Casting for several other forthcoming productions has also been confirmed, including Eric Kofi Abrefa and Thalissa Teixeria joining Vanessa Kirby in Julie, a contemporary version of Miss Julie, by Polly Stenham.

The original cast of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon, which ran at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond, will reprise their roles for the show’s transfer to the National Theatre in June.

Ken Nwosu leads a cast that also includes Kevin Trainor, Alistair Toovey, Vivian Oparah, Emmanuella Cole, Cassie Clare, Celeste Dodwell, Iola Evans and James Douglas.