“The latest in the Old Vic’s In Camera Live Stream series with Michael Sheen, David Threlfall and Indira Varma. Matthew Warchus’ revival of Brian Friel’s astonishing play about itinerant faith-healer, Frank, who with his companion, Grace, and manager Teddy, travels the remote villages in Scotland and Wales dispensing miracle cures. Taking the form of four monologues spoken by the three unreliable narrators, this is a wonderfully pared back play about faith, the illusions of theatre and the fictions we all tell in order to feel better about ourselves. This cast should do Friel’s masterpiece proud.”
‘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.
Brian Friel’s masterful and haunting Faith Healer is a kaleidoscopic, ever shifting exploration of the power of belief, as the contradicting recollections of these three characters seek to reconcile with the past.
Faith Healer is the third in the Old Vic: In Camera live streamed performances, and will be streamed live directly from the iconic Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop for five performances only.
We hope that you will join with us to support this new series and feel excited to be part of a live theatre community once again. We need your help in making sure that The Old Vic and our productions are still here to enjoy once our much-missed normal lives resume.