A stunning achievement for the Donmar. I typically run a mile from a one-person show. You're stuck with them for an hour or more -- like it or not. So I should be running three miles from Faith Healer, Brian Friel's 1979 play which is basically three one-person shows back-to-back. And then the first of those three people does a second monologue.
Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling which brings him into conflict with his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. Their accounts of their lives together and their memories of the past collide as they attempt to understand the power which lies at the heart of Frank’s ministry.
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