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4 August | 20:00

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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

Irish Times Theatre Awards: Best New Play 2013:  Shortlisted

“Astonishing Acting….”  The New York Times 

“A miniature masterpiece”  The Times of London

“Extraordinary physical performance…sharp observational comedy” The Sunday Times

Background and Availability

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.  

The Man In The Woman’s Shoes has toured extensively in Ireland since 2012. It has played twice in NYC at the Irish Arts Centre in Manhattan. It ran for three weeks at The Tricycle Theatre, London in 2016 to full houses. It is available in autumn 2017 for limited touring.  A new companion piece called I Hear You and Rejoice will premiere in January 2017. 

Biography

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 OptimismPlayboy of the Western World (Peacock Theatre);  The Comedy of ErrorsThe 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 includesThe 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.  

Mikel is one of Ireland’s leading physical theatre performers and directors and is available for post show discussions and masterclasses/workshops. 

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Funders and Sponsors

The Arts Council Cork County Council
Skibbereen Credit Union Fields of Skibbereen The Southern Star Skibbereen and District Chamber of Commerce Failte Ireland