Shaw Fest - Faith Healer

Shaw Festival 2013

Three versions of the same story – but which one is true? This mesmerizing tale centres on a small-time faith healer who travels the countryside, miraculously curing the sick (or does he?) in every small town along the way. We also meet his wife (or is it his mistress?) who tells us her own tale of faith and healing; and his manager Teddy, who has his own version of events. Brian Friel is one of Ireland's master playwrights, and Faith Healer one of his many worldwide successes.

Brain Friel is, of course, renowned as a compelling storyteller and within those stories reside unforgettable characters who present great opportunities for actors to soar. Enjoy watching three of our great senior actors do just that. – JM


Royal George Theatre
85 Queen's Street