The long-delayed Abbey Theatre production of Brian Friel's Faith Healer opened this week, eighteen months later than originally intended due to the Covid crisis.

This eagerly anticipated revival stars Aidan Gillen as troubled Faith Healer Frank Hardy; his wife Grace is played by Niamh Cusack, and manager Teddy by Nigel Lindsay.

Niamh Cusack, Aidan Gillen and Nigel Lindsay in Faith Healer

Joe Dowling is the same director who gave the play its first production on an Irish stage, returning 40 years later to helm the new version - he talks to RTÉ Arena above.

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