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Full cast a for announced for Brian Friel’s remarkable production.

London Classic Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for a new tour of Brian Friel’s masterpiece Faith Healer. Michael Cabot, founder, and Artistic Director of London Classic Theatre directs Paul Carroll (Frank), Gina Costigan (Grace) and Jonathan Ashley (Teddy). Designs by Bek Palmer and lighting design by Matthew Green.

Faith Healer premièred at Longacre Theatre, New York in 1979, before opening in London at Royal Court Theatre in 1981. London Classic Theatre’s tour opens at New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme on 5 September before touring to a further nineteen venues across the UK and Ireland, concluding at Connaught Theatre, Worthing on 17 November.

Frank Hardy has a gift.  A 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 they come in search of restoration, a cure.  

Through the 1950s and 1960s, Hardy and his wife, Grace, travel to remote corners of Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  Accompanied by manager Teddy, they move from village to village, bringing an unpredictable mix of theatricality and the spiritual. 

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

Faith Healer: 5 September 2023 – 17 November 2023

Further Information:  Faith Healer « London Classic Theatre