Written and performed by Mikel Murfi, The Man In The Woman’s Shoes is an acclaimed tour de force performance by one of Ireland’s leading actors.
Winner: Stewart Parker/ BBC Northern Ireland Radio Drama Award 2013
Winner: Writers Guild of Ireland (Zebby) Award 2014: Best Theatre Script
“Astonishing Acting….” The New York Times
“A miniature masterpiece” The Times of London
“Extraordinary physical performance…sharp observational comedy” The Sunday Times
The show was created with the support of the Sligo County Council Arts Service and The Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo as part of the Bealtaine Festival for Creativity in older people.
Originally from Sligo, Mikel Murfi trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris.
His performances in theatre include Swan Lake (Teac Damsa); The Man in The Woman’s Shoes (Loco and Reckless Productions); The Last Hotel and Ballyturk (Galway Arts Festival/Landmark/Wide Open Opera); The New Electric Ballroom (Druid); The Chairs (Blue Raincoat Theatre); Morning After Optimism, Playboy of the Western World (Peacock Theatre); The Comedy of Errors, The Tempest (Abbey Theatre) Giselle, Rite of Spring and Petrushka (Fabulous Beast) Desire Under The Elms (Lyric, Hammersmith).
Directing work includes Toraiocht (Fíbín); The Walworth Farce,Penelope (Druid); Trad, The Great Goat Bubble (Galway Arts Festival); The Country Girls (Red Kettle); Diamonds in the Soil (Macnas); Waiting for Godot (Theatre Du Pif, Hong Kong); The Far Off Hills (Nomad Theatre Network).
Film includes: The Ballad of Kid Kanturk, Intermission, Sweety Barrett, The Butcher Boy, Love and Rage, Guiltrip and most recently Jimmy’s Hall. As a director Druma and John Duffy’s Brother.