The show starts off incredibly strong with Frank Hardy (Paul Carroll) giving us his monologue, breaking the fourth wall to interact with the audience. We are instantly drawn in by his charisma, making it clear that he is an incredible showman. The way he tells his version of events is completely enticing so you feel compelled to believe in his truth. Carroll completely takes control of the stage in which you feel glued to his every move, clinging onto his every word. It is evident that he has mastered his skill, cleverly changing his accents to tell his story, and using physical characterisations that contrast his charismatic and egotistical showman demeanour with his more erratic and unsure ability to believe in his powers to heal.
We then move onto Grace's (Gina Costigan) monologue, in which we see a more emotional and powerful performance. Grace has a completely different version of events in which the audience are encouraged to second guess Frank and his motives. Gina gives an incredibly sorrowful performance, in which the audience begins to doubt Frank and his intentions. We learn more about Frank's personal life through this monologue and the sadness that the couple endures. It is truly heart-breaking to see how much Grace still loves Frank after all the heartbreak in her life and Gina perfectly captures this in her performance.