About

Last century. The lovelorn, the malformed and the sick flock to a gifted rogue billed The Fantastic Francis Hardy: Faith Healer. Frank drifts the back roads of Britain with his embittered wife and tired-of-life manager, hoping to find their way home. He might be just another shyster, more showman than shaman. But the trouble is, sometimes Fantastic Francis actually does bring the healing touch.

The masterpiece of one of the greatest playwrights of the last 50 years, Brian Friel’s Faith Healer becomes more and more fascinating as it progresses. On one level about artifice and social responsibility, it’s also the story of what it means for a damaged family to be healed, and what it means to be truly saved.

Hardy is an extraordinary creation: lovable charmer, proud tyrant, exploiter, saviour; saintly when he’s sinning, most honest in his lies. Who better to bring the Healer to life than Brian Friel’s near-namesake, our own Colin Friels?

Cast

Colin Friels
Pip Miller
Alison Whyte

Team

By Brian Friel
Director Judy Davis
Set Designer Brian Thomson
Costume Designer Tess Schofield
Lighting Designer Verity Hampson
Composer & Sound Designer Paul Charlier
Stage Manager Luke McGettigan
Assistant Stage Manager Roxzan Bowes

Performance Times

Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday to Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 5pm

Previews (bookable)
8pm, 22 October
6.30pm, 23 October
8pm, 25 October

Opening night (invitation only)
8pm, 26 October

Captioned performance
2pm, 5 November

Unwaged performance
2pm, 24 November

Sunday Forum
3pm, 27 November

Prices

Belvoir’s ticket prices can be dynamically adjusted either up or down without notice. This can apply to a small number of tickets in response to demand for a specific performance date or time.

Prices listed on the Ticket Prices page account for the majority of tickets but please contact Box Office for current prices on all tickets available. Full ticket terms and conditions are also available on the same page.