In Camera: Playback - Faith Healer

Playback Faith Healer Lead Image

If the rest of Warchus’s In Camera season matches this, I believe the company’s faith will be justified, people will be happy to pay to view, and there is hope that the unsubsidised Old Vic might survive this Covid desolation... This virtual Friel is the stuff of miracles

The Guardian

Faith Healer was performed and streamed live from The Old Vic stage to 71 countries across the globe in Sep 2020.

‘Just a con, isn’t it? Just an illusion, isn’t it?’

The Fantastic Francis Hardy (Michael Sheen) travels the most remote corners of Wales, Scotland and Ireland attempting to heal those who wish to be healed. His wife Grace (Indira Varma) and manager Teddy (David Threlfall) complete this nomadic triptych, each with their own telling of the loss, love and struggle of life on the road with a seemingly predestined Faith Healer.

Brian Friel’s masterful and haunting Faith Healer is a kaleidoscopic, ever shifting exploration of the power of belief, as the contradicting recollections of these three characters seek to reconcile with the past.




The In Camera: Playback series is made possible thanks to the unwavering support of Royal Bank of Canada as The Old Vic’s visionary Principal Partner. Since the beginning of Matthew Warchus’ tenure in 2015, RBC has supported over 30 main stage productions and now, in the face of such challenging times, RBC continues to stand alongside us and support our theatre and our audiences by enabling the delivery of this series. And, thanks to PwC’s steadfast generosity through this crisis, we’re delighted to be able to make this artistic initiative widely accessible with a number of PwC £10 Playback Tickets offered across all performances.

With special thanks to our Streaming Provider, Zoom

Tickets: PwC £10 Playback Tickets, £15

Running time: approx. two hours and 25 mins with no interval.

All performance times are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).


Suitable for ages 14+.
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Every performance will be live captioned and audio described. You will have the option of turning on captioning or audio description in Zoom as needed.

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