Faith Healer
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Faith Healer London Reviews and Tickets

79%
(79 Ratings)
Positive
78%
Mixed
9%
Negative
13%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Intelligent, Great writing, Intense

About the Show

Brian Friel's play about the life of a traveling showman who also heals people.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (7)

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135 Reviews | 11 Followers
77
Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in a well-acted look at how we all believe our "truth" is the only truth. You appreciate the word craft of Brian Friel.

Don't see it if you cannot handle monologues. This play has three characters with four long monologues. There is little in terms of movement or action.

32 Reviews | 2 Followers
85
Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Mesmerising, Absorbing

See it if You can appreciate 4 quite intense monologues. Beautifully portrayed.

Don't see it if You can’t concentrate and be drawn into the story or if you want a happy ending. Read more

19 Reviews | 0 Followers
81
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever, Absorbing

See it if The three actors were all very good and kept the audience's attention.

Don't see it if I can't think of anything to say.

5 Reviews | 0 Followers
90
Great writing, Masterful, Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You appreciate great writing and performing

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy monologues or storytelling

4 Reviews | 0 Followers
85
Absorbing

See it if Four interwoven monologues on the weight and cost of talent for those who have it snd those who live with them brilliantly played.

Don't see it if A little hard to hear particularly at the beginning and the cast don’t share the stage.

2 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Funny, Absorbing

See it if A classic. Best pure theatre on in London at the moment. First time seeing the play, sublime writing, acting, still a message for today.

Don't see it if I got totally absorbed in the long character monologues, but its totally necessary to get the best out of the writing and the acting. Read more

1 Review | 0 Followers
During previews
13
Monologue, Boring, Confusing

See it if You like 30 min monologues

Don't see it if No engagement on stage, long and boring monologues. Could hardly keep my eyes open. I left at the interval.

Critic Reviews (10)

The London Evening Standard
March 21st, 2024

"riveting performances in a pitch-perfect revival"
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Time Out London
March 21st, 2024

"A play that will never be entirely mapped: O'Riordan's take feels pristine and ageless."
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 21st, 2024

"...it’s an unostentatiously stupendous production..."
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WhatsOnStage
March 21st, 2024

"The play is written both naturalistically and with the nuance and meaning of a poem."
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London Theatre
March 21st, 2024

"O’Riordan and her exceptional cast dig deeply into a psychic landscape"
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The Stage (UK)
March 21st, 2024

“Profound expression of the raw wounds of grief”
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Theatre Weekly (UK)
March 20th, 2024

‘Feels fresh and revitalised’
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All That Dazzles (UK)
March 21st, 2024

"...'Faith Healer' is a gripping albeit at times confusing play."
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