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Theatre: Faith Healer by Brian Friel

3 Dec 2021 - 22 Jan 2022 (Past)

Abbey Theatre

Am I endowed with a unique and awesome gift? My God, yes, I’m afraid so.’ – Frank Hardy. Faith Healer.

Travelling through remote and isolated areas in Scotland and Wales, Frank Hardy offers his unique cure to the most desperate and hopeless of people. Does he actually possess a gift? Or are these rare and miracle healings only tricks of the mind?

Telling the story of Frank, his wife Grace and manager Teddy, we encounter differing perspectives of their absurd and momentous lives together. With each tale come new revelations in this spellbinding narrative.

More than 40 years since directing the Irish Premiere of Faith Healer at the Abbey Theatre, Joe Dowling returns with a new production of Brian Friel’s masterpiece on the Abbey Stage.

Irish Sign Language Performance: Thursday 13th January at 5pm 

Audio Described and Captioned: Saturday 15th January at 12pm

If you would like to book tickets for accessible performances, please contact Box Office on 01 878 7222 or email

While performances may appear Sold Out on the website, the Abbey has tickets on hold for access patrons.

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