Saturday, 5 November 2016

Faith Healer

Belvoir Street Theatre

'Faith Healer' is essentially a performance piece rather than a narrative play. There are three performers. Each appears solo on stage and between them they perform four monologues; three of which are about half an hour in length.

The three characters are an Irish faith healer, his wife/girlfriend and their manager. They speak about the faith healer's days presenting his healing performance, the couple's relationship and the relationships between the three of them.

I usually find such solo performances trying; my concentration simply doesn't hold but in this instance the performances are superb. The manager's monologue (performer Pip Miller) is particularly memorable.


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