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Translations by Brian Friel

Combined Actors of Cambridge present Brian Friel's highly acclaimed play. This modern classic explores the importance of language to our lives and identity with warmth, passion and humour.

  • 18th April 2023 - 22nd April 2023
  • 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

In the remote and fiercely proud rural Irish community in 1833, the English influence seems inevitable and is seen locally as either a personal opportunity or a national threat. When change is accelerated by the arrival of soldiers to impose the King’s English as the official language, passions run high. Some welcome the changes – and the dashing young soldiers but for many, this is a loss of identity and national pride that cannot be accepted. A very human and enduring story of hope, love, loyalty and the importance of language to our own identity and independence.


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  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
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  • Wheel chair accessible

Did you know?

The first game of football, as we know it, was played in Cambridge in 1848.