Faith Healer was performed and streamed live from The Old Vic stage to 71 countries across the globe in Sep 2020.
‘Just a con, isn’t it? Just an illusion, isn’t it?’
The Fantastic Francis Hardy (Michael Sheen) travels the most remote corners of Wales, Scotland and Ireland attempting to heal those who wish to be healed. His wife Grace (Indira Varma) and manager Teddy (David Threlfall) complete this nomadic triptych, each with their own telling of the loss, love and struggle of life on the road with a seemingly predestined Faith Healer.
This virtual Friel is the stuff of miracles
Brian Friel’s vivid play gains intimacy from the Zoom format and benefits from a shimmering performance by Michael Sheen.
Michael Sheen mesmerises, but live-streaming dims the play's magic