Faith Healer – October 2021
This fascinating play consists of four parts. Monologues are given, in order, by a ‘Faith Healer’, Hardy; his wife, Grace; his manager, Teddy, and finally Hardy again.
It tells the intriguing story of Hardy, in particular a remarkable incident in a Welsh village where he cures ten people. His manager Teddy reveals that the life of Grace his wife, was beset by tragedy. Hardy ponders whether his gift is real or not. In Hardy’s second monologue he agonises near his home after being unable to heal a cripple. He says that he knows he will not be able to heal him and, seemingly going to face death, he feels a sense of homecoming. The audience has a lot to ponder, both during and after, this brilliant, thought provoking play.