By Brian Friel
Presented by State Theatre Company
The Fantastic Francis Hardy: charming charlatan and showman or intermittently-gifted miracle worker?
Accompanied by his wife (or maybe mistress) Grace, and ex-vaudevillian manager Teddy, Francis travels the fading towns of Ireland, Scotland and Wales, scratching out a living curing the ill, strengthening the weak and liberating the doomed of their hope.
Wrestling with faith, memory and truth, Faith Healer is a story of the ties that bind us together, sometimes to our detriment.
The career defining masterpiece of the incomparable Irish great Brian Friel (Dancing at Lughnasa, Translations) the play sings with wit and tragedy as Francis, Grace and Teddy’s versions of their shared history slowly intertwine. Faith Healer comes to Adelaide in a highly awarded, hit production from director Judy Davis starring the exceptional Colin Friels, Alison Whyte and Paul Blackwell.
Join us for a mesmerising night in the theatre. You might just leave a believer.
This will go down as one of those nights when you feel that theatre has laid its hands on you Sydney Morning Herald
DIRECTOR Judy Davis / SET DESIGNER Brian Thomson /
COSTUME DESIGNER Tess Schofield / LIGHTING DESIGNER Verity Hampson /
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER Paul Charlier /
CAST Colin Friels, Alison Whyte, Paul Blackwell
Keith's Matinee Club
3 Oct, 11am
You are invited to stay back in the theatre after the above performance to discover the magic of theatre as Keith Conlon hosts a passionate exploration behind the scenes.
Audio Described Performances
9 Oct, 6.30pm & 13 Oct, 2pm
People who are blind or have low vision are invited to attend these performances with an audio description of the play designed for their needs. Join us one hour prior to the performance time listed for a pre-show discussion of the set and stage, a touch tour with the opportunity to feel the costumes and props as well as being introduced to the cast. Special audio information will be available via www.statetheatrecompany.com.au a few days prior to the performance.
Audience members who require hearing assistance can access the Listentech FM System in the Dunstan Playhouse and Space Theatre. Transmitter packs can be borrowed from the Box Office in the Dunstan Playhouse foyer half an hour before the performance, or pre-book with your ticket purchase with the link above. Patrons can also bring their own headphones.
3 Oct, 11am & 6.30pm
These captioned performances are provided in the Dunstan Playhouse to enhance the theatre experience for those who have difficulty hearing. The text of the play will be displayed in real time on plasma screens next to the stage. As not all seats will have the best view of the screens, please contact BASS on 131 246 if you require a caption accessible seat.
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