- 14 Feb 20
Dowling previously directed the show's Irish premiere 40 years ago.
Joe Dowling will return to the Abbey Theatre with a new production of Faith Healer. He previously directed Brian Friel's play 40 years ago in its Irish premiere.
This production will feature Niamh Cusack as Grace in her Abbey Theatre debut, Olivier Award nominee Nigel Lindsay as Teddy and Tony Award nominee Aidan Gillen as Frank Hardy.
Dowling said: "Faith Healer is Friel’s masterpiece. The complex storytelling, the powerful language and characters and its unique form make it one of the great plays in Abbey history. I am honored to direct it again after all these years with a superb cast and design team” Joe Dowling said.
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 momentous lives together. With each tale comes new revelations in this spellbinding narrative.
Previews begin on March 30 and the play will run until May 16.