by Brian Friel
30 July 2016 – 30 August 2016
‘Lyndsey Turner’s spine-tingling revival is a strong match for the playwright’s wild imagination’
‘Caryl Churchill is sometimes described as one of the best of our dramatists. She is certainly the most visionary’
‘Startlingly succinct. Churchill’s writing glitters’
The Fantastic Frank Hardy. Faith Healer. One Night Only.
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.
Following her productions of Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Fathers and Sons, Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar to direct Brian Friel’s great play about the possibility of genius, and the certainty of failure.
Stephen Dillane, Best Actor, Critics’ Circle Awards 2016
in order of speaking
Frank Stephen Dillane
Grace Gina McKee
Teddy Ron Cook
Director Lyndsey Turner
Designer Es Devlin
Costume Designer Jack Galloway
Lighting Designer Bruno Poet
Sound Designer Christopher Shutt
Composer Rupert Cross
Rehearsal and production photography Johan Persson