AristocratsAt their ancestral home in County Donegal, a family comes together to celebrate a wedding. The crumbling walls of the manor are testament to an opulent way of life that is on its last legs. While the patriarch barks out orders and accusations, the young generations spend their time reinventing stories about the big house’s history.

Friel is one of Ireland’s most lauded playwrights, with plays including Dancing At Lughnasa, Making History, Fathers And Sons, Translations (all of which have been staged at the National), and The Home Place (seen this summer at the Comedy theatre).

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