Ron Cook Joins Cast of Faith Healer at the Donmar Warehouse

It has been announced that Ron Cook will return to the Donmar Warehouse to join Stephen Dillane and Gina Mckee in a new production of Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. 


The Donmar Warehouse has today announced that Ron Cook completes the cast for Lyndsey Turner’s production of Faith Healer, arriving at the theatre from the 23rd June until the 20th August.

He joins the previously announced Stephen Dillane and Gina McKee in Brian Friel’s play that looks at the possibility of genius and certainty of failure.

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 accounts of their lives together and their memories of the past collide as they attempt to understand the power which lies at the heart of Frank’s ministry.

Lyndsey Turner returns to the Donmar Warehouse to direct this production, following her productions of Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Fathers and Sons. 

Brian Friel is considered to be one of the greatest Irish dramatists. He has written thirty plays across six decades and is best known for Translations, Philadelphia, Here I Come! and Dancing with Lughnasa. 

Ron Cook also returns to the Donmar Warehouse having previously appeared in Trelawny of the Wells, Richard II and King Lear. His other stage credits include: The Homecomingand The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios), Henry V (Noel Coward), The Seafarer (National) and Our Country’s Good (Royal Court).

Gina McKee’s extensive stage work includes performances in Richard III (Trafalgar studios), Di and Viv and Rose(Hampstead), Separate Tables (Chichester Festival Theatre), and Aristocrats (National).

Stephen Dillane returns to the Donmar following his acclaimed performance in Katie Mitchell’s 1996 production of Beckett’s Endgame, TS Eliot’s Four Quartets in 2009, and Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing, which transferred to the Albery Theatre and Broadway, winning him a Tony Award.  The Master Builder, Macbeth (Almeida), Drunk Enough To Say I Love You?, Our Late Night and Hush (Royal Court), Uncle Vanya  (Young Vic), and Hamlet (Gielgud).

The production features designs by Es Devlin, costumes designed by Jack Galloway, lighting designed by Bruno Poet and sound designed by Christopher Shutt.

Faith Healer will appear at the Donmar Warehouse from the 23rd June until the 20th August. 

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