In this episode, we discuss the two latest Old Vic In Camera productions, Three Kings and Faith Healer. The podcast considers acting for the camera on stage, the very talented Andrew Scott, and future productions we would like to see.
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Three Kings, by Stephen Beresford, is the story of a young man’s on again, off again relationship with his charming, narcissistic father and how the two are unfortunately unlike. Three Kings refers to a coin trick which appears several times throughout the play. This Old Vic In Camera production is a one man show, written specifically for Andrew Scott during quarantine.
Faith Healer, written by Brian Friel, features four monologues by three characters who never occupy the same place at the same time. The play is about Francis Hardy, a faith healer who performs miracles 10% of the time. We hear monologues from Francis (Michael Sheen), his wife Grace (Indira Varma), stage manager Teddy (David Threlfall), and Francis again. Each monologue questions the narrative of the prior monologue.