“Faith Healer”

22 April, 2024
8:00 pm -
Author: Brian Friel
Group: Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Society (DADS)

Join us for “Faith Healer” by Brian Friel performed by Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Society (DADS) in the 2024 Bostik All Ireland Confined Drama Finals.


Throughout the remote and forgotten corners of the British Isles, Frank Hardy offers the promise of redemption to the sick and the suffering. But his is an unreliable gift, a dangerous calling which brings him into conflict with his wife Grace and his manager Teddy. Their competing accounts of past events reveal the fragility of memory and the necessity of stories as a means of survival.


DADS (Dunmore Amateur Dramatic Society) revived drama in Dunmore in 2003 with a local production of ‘Da’ by Hugh Leonard. Since 2005 they have been regular participants on the Three Act Circuit, achieving 2nd place on three occasions in the Confined All-Ireland Finals: 2011 – The Good Father by Christian O’Reilly; 2015 – Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me by Frank McGuinness; 2016 –The Gigli Concert by Tom Murphy. In 2013, DADS won 1st place in the All-Ireland Confined One Act Finals with A Galway Girl by Geraldine Aron. DADS’ first foray onto the Drama Circuit was in 2005 with Brian Friel’s Philadelphia Here I Come. All three of tonight’s cast, Ollie, Martin and Eleanor (along with tonight’ director, Philip) featured onstage in that production and are delighted now to return to Friel and his masterpiece Faith Healer.