"The show is an intense and absorbing experience. Acting of the highest quality from Paul Carroll as Frank, Gina Costigan as Grace, and Jonathan Ashley as Teddy, means all three characters are wonderfully and charismatically realised. The staging is simple but highly effective: a fragmented floor seems to suggest the outlines of the three countries where the narratives are set, with a large mirror upstage not only reflecting the floor, but with its mottled and stained appearance, it also cleverly suggests the opaque and illusory nature of truth. In addition, the use of lighting and shadow is highly effective. London Classic Theatre have been producing critically-acclaimed shows for thirty years. Director, Michael Cabot, and his creative team, deserve praise for reviving this deliciously dark drama, one which will have you pondering and questioning long after the deserved applause has faded."

Tony Clarke - Stage Talk Magazine ★★★★

Faith Healer

Playwright: Brian Friel
Directed by Michael Cabot
Set & Costumes Designed by Bek Palmer
Lighting by Matthew Green
Photography: Sheila Burnett

CAST: Jonathan Ashley, Paul Carroll, Gina Costigan

SELECTED VENUES: New Vic, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Theatr Clwyd, Malvern Theatres, Theatre Royal Winchester, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Eastbourne Theatres, Connaught Worthing and the Millennium Forum, Derry .

Frank Hardy has a gift. The gift of healing. A frayed banner hangs outside a desolate village hall. The sick, the suffering and the desperate arrive from out of the wind and the rain. They are promised ‘a performance’ but have come in search of restoration, perhaps a cure.

During the 1950s, Frank Hardy, his wife Grace and manager, Teddy, travel to remote corners of Scotland and Wales. Moving from village to village, they bring an unpredictable mix of theatricality and the spiritual.

Using four enthralling monologues to interweave the stories of these three intriguing characters, Brian Friel takes us on an extraordinary journey of shifting perspectives and uncertain memories.

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